Donald Blais (, ThD, identifies as Métis, of Penobscot and French Canadian heritages. He divides his time as an instructor in Aboriginal spirituality for the Department for the Study of Religion at University of Toronto, and as a youth development director. In 1997 he was awarded the doctorate in comparative mysticism (Aboriginal and Christian) conjointly from University of Toronto, Toronto School of Theology and Regis College. In 2000 he completed additional coursework at Regis College.

Robert Clarke ( is currently completing a PhD in the Department of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. His field of research is contemporary travel writing.

Carolyn D'Cruz (C.D' is a sessional lecturer in the Philosophy Program at La Trobe University, Australia. She completed her PhD on Identity Politics and Deconstruction in 1997 from Murdoch University. Her research interests include European Philosophy, theories of subjectivity and identity politics, the ethical and political significance of deconstruction, and the meaning and direction of democracy in contemporary society.

Andrea Feeser ( is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Theory at the University of Hawai'i at Mânoa. She works on the relationships between art and politics, and theory and practice, and is completing a book on Picasso, masculinity, and heroism in France after World War II. The public art project "Historic Waikîkî," which she has developed with Gaye Chan, has received funding from Creative Capital, the Gunk Foundation, and the People's Fund.

Nandita Ghosh ( graduated with a Ph.D from the English department at Fordham University in Postcolonial fiction and theory in May 2000. Her dissertation, "The Nation and its Discourse: The Crisis of Modernity in India in the 1980s," examines the ruptures in the bourgeois narrative of the nation through the interconnected discourses of fiction and journalism. In these ruptures emerge the subaltern who forces a re-reading of the nation. Such re-readings break down middle-class hegemony, fragment the realistic mode of narrative adopted by these fictional and journalistic texts, and open up new possible relationships between communities. This article was initially conceived as a chapter in her dissertation.

Cynthia James ( is a Trinidadian writer of long standing. Her first recognition came in drama with her prize-winning play No Resolution, produced for Trinidad and Tobago Television in 1980. She was also won awards in poetry and short fiction. Her work has been published in regional and international journals such as World Literature Today, Massachusetts Review, The Caribbean Writer, Sisters of Caliban, The Lincoln Theatre Review, and the Trinidad and Tobago Review. She graduated with a Ph.D in Caribbean literature from Howard University, Washington D.C., and has taught at the University of the West Indies. Her novel Bluejean was published in 2000.

Tabish Khair ( is Assistant Professor (Research) at the Department of English, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. A critic, writer, journalist and activist, his recent books include the critically acclaimed collection of poems, Where Parallel Lines Meet (Penguin Viking, 2000) and the study, Babu Fictions: Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Novels (Oxford University Press, 2001). He is currently working on a series of poems based on 'Shakuntalam' and a collection of academic essays.

Charles William Miller ( is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks where he teaches courses on religion and on scripture. He has published reviews and/or articles in journals such as Review of Biblical Literature, Biblical Interpretation, Pacific Journal of Theology, and Journal of Biblical Literature.

Monika Mehta ( has recently completed her dissertation -- "Selections: Cutting, Classifying and Certifying in Bombay Cinema" -- in Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.

Sharada Nair ( teaches Literature in English at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India. She has published in Textual Practice. Her translations of short stories from regional Indian languages have appeared in Katha and Manushi.

Benjamin Noys ( is a lecturer in English at University College Chichester, where he teaches literary theory, modern American literature and postcolonialism. He has recently published Georges Bataille: A Critical Introduction (Pluto Press, 2000) and has written widely in the field of literary and cultural theory.

Mala Pandurang ( teaches at the Dr. B. M. N. College, Mumbai, India, affiliated with the SNDT Women's University. She is also a Fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, and is working on a post-doctoral project on theorising the Indian diasporic experience. Her publications include Post-Colonial African Fiction (Delhi: Pencraft International 1997), Articulating Gender (co-editor; Delhi: Pencraft International 2000), and Vikram Seth: Multiple Locations, Multiple Affiliations (Jaipur: Rawat 2001).

Mohammad Nabi Tavallaei ( is assistant professor of English literature at the University of Urmia, Urmia, Iran. He earned his Ph.D at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. His interests include Persian culture and literature, critical theory and postcolonial theory. He has so far translated three books from English into Persian, published articles in Persian and English, and composed and published poems in Persian and English.

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