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David J. Vázquez

David J. Vázquez is an associate professor of Literature and Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies at American University in Washington, DC. He is the author of Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity (Minnesota University Press 2011) and co-editor

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Rebekah Sheldon

Rebekah Sheldon is an associate professor of English at Indiana University Bloomington and the author of The Child to Come: Life after the Human Catastrophe, which received an Honorary Mention for the 2016 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies award from

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Alisha Gaines

Alisha Gaines is the Timothy Gannon Associate Professor of English at Florida State University. Her first manuscript, Black for a Day: Fantasies of Race and Empathy, was published with University of North Carolina Press (Spring 2017). The project rethinks the

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Douglas Jones

Douglas Jones is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, where he is also Assistant Dean of Humanities. His most recent book is the co-edited volume Race and Performance after Repetition (Duke University Press 2020).

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Greta LaFleur

Greta LaFleur is an associate professor of American Studies at Yale University. Her research and teaching focus on early North American literary and cultural studies, the history of science, the history of race, the history and historiography of sexuality, and

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Lisi Schoenbach

Lisi Schoenbach is an associate professor of English at the University of Tennessee, where she teaches and works on twentieth-century literature and philosophy, with a particular focus on modernism, pragmatism, and political theory. She is the author of Pragmatic Modernism (Oxford,

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Christine Holbo

Christine Holbo is an associate professor at Arizona State University, where she offers classes on literary realism, the transatlantic tradition of the novel, sentimentalism and affect theory, protomodernisms, regionalisms, little magazines, Pragmatism, and other American errors. She is the author

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Matthew A. Taylor

Matthew A. Taylor is an associate professor in the Department of English & Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he works on the intersections among 19th– and 20th-century science, literature, and philosophy in a

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Lara Cohen

Lara Langer Cohen is an associate professor of English at Swarthmore College. She is the author of The Fabrication of American Literature: Fraudulence and Antebellum Print Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) and co-editor, with Jordan Alexander Stein, of Early

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Harilaos Stecopoulos

Harilaos Stecopoulos is an associate professor of English at the University of Iowa. Co-editor of Race and the Subject of Masculinities (Duke, 1997), he is the author of Reconstructing the World: Southern Fictions and U.S. Imperialisms, 1898-1976 (Cornell, 2008).

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