currently holds the Hull Professor chair in Womens
Studies at UC Santa Barbara, having received a Ph.D. from
Brown University in American Civilization. Her interests
range among such topics as gender, race, and class; feminist
theory; labor studies; social politics; women, work, and
welfare; and womens and gender history.
Among the recent books and articles Boris has published
are Voices of Womens Historians: The Personal,
the Political, the Professional (1999), Homeworkers
In Global Perspective (1996), Home to Work: Motherhood
and The Politics of Industrial Homework in the United
States (1994), Arm and Arm: Racialized
Bodies and Color Lines, in Journal of
American Studies 35, April 2001, The
Right to Work is the Right to Live! The Rights Discourse
of Fair Employment, in The Culture of Rights
(2001), When Work Was Slavery, in Social
Justice, 25 (Spring) 28-46, and You Wouldnt
Want One of Em Dancing With Your Wife: Racialized
Bodies on the Job in WWII, in American Quarterly,
50 (March), 77-108.
James Brooks is an Assistant
Professor in History at UC Santa Barbara and received
his Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis.
His interests include topics such as Borderlands History,
the American West, and Native American History.
Among Brookss recent publications are Nations,
Tribes, and Colours: Borderland Peoples and a History
for the Twenty-first Century and articles including
Life Proceeds from the Name: Indigenous Peoples
and the Predicament of Hybridity, in Clearing
a Path: Theorizing the Past in Native American Studies
(2001) 181-205, Lest We Go in Search of Relief
to Our lands and Our Nation: Customary Justice and
Colonial Law in the New Mexico Borderlands, 1680-1821,
in The Many Legalities of Early America (2001)
150-180, Served Well by Plunder: La Gran Ladronería
and Producers of History Astride the Río Grande,
American Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 1, (March 2000)
23-58, This Evil Extends Especially to the
Feminine Sex: Captivity and Identity in New Mexico,
1700-1846, in Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural
Reader in United States Womens History (2000)
20-38 rprt., and Violence, Justice and State Power
in in the New Mexican Borderlands, 1780-1880, in
Power and Place in the North American West (1999)
Michael Cowan is a Professor
in English at UC Santa Cruz and received his Ph.D. from
Yale University. He studies nineteenth and twentieth-century
American literature, symbolic expression in American life,
urban studies, and American cultural theory and history.
Cowans publications include Twentieth Century
Interpretations of the Sound and the Fury; A Collection
of Critical Essays (1968) and City of the West:
Emerson, American, and Urban Metaphor (1967).
Jim Dawes teaches in the
English department of Macalester College and received
his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a Lilly Fellow
at Macalester College. His teaching interests include,
among other things, interdisciplinary approaches to literary
studies (ethics, law, psychology, sociology, medicine)
and American literature from all periods.
Dawes is the author of The Language of War (2002)
as well as numerous articles on topics including narrative
theory, human rights law, literature and medical studies,
Shakespeare, gender and sexuality, and pedagogical technique.
The Language of War examines the relationship between
language and violence, focusing on U.S. literature and
culture from the Civil War through World War II. The book
proceeds by developing two primary questions: How does
the strategic violence of war affect literary, legal,
and philosophical representations? And, in turn, how do
such representations affect the reception and initiation
of violence itself?
Giles Gunn is a Professor
in the English Department at UC Santa Barbara. His research
deals with American literary and cultural studies, global
studies, literary theory and criticism, and American intellectual
and religious studies. He received his Ph.D. from the
University of Chicago.
Some of Gunns recent publications include Beyond
Solidarity: Pragmatism and Difference in a Globalized
World (2001), Thinking Across the American Grain:
Ideology, Intellect, and the New Pragmatism (1992),
The Culture of Criticism and the Criticism of Culture
(1987), The Interpretation of Otherness: Literature,
Religion, and the American Imagination (1979), F.O.
Matthiessen: The Critical Achievement (1975), and
numerous essays on American and modern literature, critical
theory, and intellectual and cultural history.
is a Professor in the English department at UC Santa Barbara
and is currently chair of the department. He researches
contemporary American fiction, critical race studies,
Chicano studies, and literature of the Americas. Gutiérrez-Jones
received his Ph.D from Cornell University.
Gutiérrez-Jones just published Critical Race
Narratives: A Study of Race, Rhetoric and Injury (2001)
and other recent books and articles he has published include
Rethinking the Borderlands: Between Chicano Narrative
and Legal Discourse (1995), Injury by Design,
Cultural Critique 40 (Fall 1998): 73-102., The
New Western History: Theory and Trauma in the Work of
Patricia Limerick, Arizona Quarterly 53:2
(Summer 1997): 135-153, and Legal Rhetoric and Cultural
Critique: Notes Toward Guerilla Writing. In Diacritics,
Ellie Hernandez (under construction)
Katherine Kinney is an Associate
Professor in English at UC Riverside and received her
Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests
include 20th Century American Literature, Minority Discourses
(African American Literature), The Vietnam War, and American
and African American literature and film.
She is the author of Friendly Fire: American Identity
and the Literature of the Vietnam War (2000). She
has published widely on the cultural impact of war in
articles such as Foreign Affairs: Women, War, and
the Pacific in Post-National American Studies;
Black Soldiers in Liberal Hollywood In War,
Literature, and the Arts; Making Capital: War,
Labor, and Whitman in Washington, D.C., in Breaking
Bounds: A Whitman Centennial Volume and Tim OBriens
Going After Cacciato in American Literary History.
Kinney is currently working on a book titled Liberal
Hollywood: Race, Politics and Style (1945-1975).
Nelson Lichtenstein is a
Professor in History at UC Santa Barbara and received
his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. His research interests consist
of United States labor, political economy, and social
Lichtensteins publications include State of
the Union: A Century of American Labor (2002), Who
Built America? Working People and the Nations Economy,
Politics, Culture and Society (with Roy Rosenzweig
and Susan Strasser), vol. 2 (2000), Walter Reuther:
the Most Dangerous Man in Detroit (1995), Labors
War at Home: the CIO in World War II (1992), Market
Triumphalism and the Wishful Liberals in Cold
War Triumphalism (2002), Class Politics and
the State During World War II, International
Labor and Working-Class History, 58 (Fall, 2000),
261-274, Vanishing Jobs in a Racialized America
(Fall 2000), Radical History Review, Falling
in Love Again?: Intellectuals and the Labor Movement in
Post-War America, New Labor Forum (Spring-Summer
1999), 18-31, American Trade Unions and the Labor
Question: Past and Present in Whats
Next for Organized Labor? (1999), 59-117, Taft-Hartley:
A Slave Labor Law? Catholic University Law Review
47 (Spring 1998), 763-89, Work Rights, Individual
Rights: Balancing the Scales, Dissent (Spring,
1997), 66-72, Great Expectations: The Promise of
Industrial Jurisprudence and its Demise in Ambiguous
Promise: Industrial Democracy in America (1993), From
Corporatism to Collective Bargaining: Postwar Labor and
the Eclipse of Social Democracy, in The Rise
and Fall of New Deal Liberalism (1989), 122-52, and
Opportunities Found and Lost: Labor, Radicals and
the Early Civil Rights Movement, The Journal
of American History, 75 (December 1988), 786-811.
Christopher Looby is a Professor
in the English Department of UCLA. He received his Ph.D.
at Columbia University, and his research interests include
eighteenth and nineteenth century United States literature,
Gay/Lesbian/Queer Studies, Richard Wright, historical
and cultural approaches to literature, and print culture.
Some of Loobys recent publications include The
Complete Civil War Journal and Selected Letters of Thomas
Wentworth Higginson (2000), Voicing America: Language,
Literary Form, and the Origins of the United States
(1996), As Thoroughly Black as the Most Faithful
Philanthropist Could Desire: Erotics of Race in
Higginsons Army Life in a Black Regiment.
In Race and the Subject of Masculinities (1997),
The Roots of the Orchis, the Iuli of Chestnuts:
The Odor of Male Solitude. In Solitary Pleasures:
The Historical, Literary, and Artistic Discourses of Autoeroticism
(1995), Innocent Homosexuality: The
Fiedler Thesis in Retrospect. In Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn: A Case Study in Critical Conroversy
(1995), Flowers of Manhood: Race, Sex and Floriculture
from Thomas Wentworth Higginson to Robert Mapplethorpe.
Criticism 37, 1 (Winter 1995), 109-56, George
Thompsons Romance of the Real: Transgression
and Taboo in American Sensation Fiction. American
Literature 65, 4 (Dec, 1993), 651-72. The Constitution
of Nature: Taxonomy as Politics in Jefferson, Peale, and
Bartram. Early American Literature 22, 3
(1987), pp. 252-73, and Phonetics and Politics:
Franklin's Alphabet as a Political Design.
Eighteenth-Century Studies 18, 1 (Fall 1984), 1-34.
Trish Loughran (under construction)
Curtis Márez is an
Assistant Professor of American Studies at UC Santa Cruz.
He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and his research
interests involve Chicano studies, popular culture studies,
post modern and post colonial studies, and theories on
race and sexuality.
Márezs publications include The Other
Addict: Oscar Wildes Opium Smoke Screen, English
Literary History (1997), Brown: The Politics
of Chicana/o Style, Social Text (Fall, 1996)
and The Coquero in Freud: Psychoanalysis, Race,
and International Economies of Distinction, Cultural
Critique (Winter 1993-94).
George Mariscal is an Associate
Professor of Spanish and Chicano/a Literature at UC San
Diego. He received his Ph.D. from UC Irvine. His research
and teaching interests consist of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century
Spanish culture, Chicano/a studies, and U.S. literature
of the Viet Nam war.
Mariscals recent publications include Contradictory
Subjects: Quevedo and Cervantes in Seventeenth-Century
Spanish Culture (1991), In the Wake of the Gulf
War: Untying theYellow Ribbon, Cultural Critique,
19 (Fall, 1991), Property Rights and Human Rights,
Z Magazine (July/August 1992), La gran sultana
and the Issue of Cervantess Modernity, Revista
de Estudios Hispánicos, 28 (1994), Women
and Other Metaphors in Cervantess Comedia Famosa
de la Entretenida, Theatre Journal, 46 (May,
1994), The Role of Spain in Contemporary Race Theory,
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, 2
(1998), Aztlán & Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana
Experiences of the War (an anthology with critical
introduction) (1999), Chicanos and Latinos in the
Jungle of Sports Talk Radio, Journal of Sports
and Social Issues, 23 (February 1999), The Crisis
of Hispanism as Apocalyptic Myth, in Cervantes
and His Postmodern Constituencies (1999), The
Figure of the Indiano in Early Modern Spanish Writing,
Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 2 (2000),
and Reading Chicano/a Writing about the American
War in Viet Nam, Aztlán, 25 (Fall
David Marshall is a Professor
of English at UC Santa Barbara and is currently Dean of
Humanities and Fine Arts in the College of Letters and
Science at UCSB. His interests include Eighteenth-century
fiction and aesthetics, narrative theory, Shakespeare,
lyric poetry, autobiography, and philosophy and literature.
Among Marshalls recent publications are The
Figure of Theater: Shaftesbury, Defoe, Adam Smith, and
George Eliot (1986), The Surprising Effects of
Sympathy: Marivaux, Diderot, Rousseau, and Mary Shelley
(1988), and articles on Homer, Shakespeare, Charlotte
Lennox, Richardson, Hume, Jane Austen, Wordsworth, Rilke,
Mark Maslan is an Associate
Professor in English at UC Santa Barbara. He received
his Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley, and among his interests
are American literature, poetry and poetics, theories
of gender and sexuality, Anglophone African literature,
and post-colonial theory.
Maslan has just published Whitman Possessed: Poetry,
Sexuality, and Popular Authority (2002), and some
of his other publications include Whitman and His
Double American Literary History 1994, Whitmans
Strange Hand: Body as Text in Drum-Taps.
English Literary History, 1991, and Foucault
and Pragmatism Raritan, 1988.
John Carlos Rowe is a Professor
of English at UC Irvine. He received his Ph.D. from the
State University of New York at Buffalo. His research
interests include nineteenth and twentieth-Century U.S.
literatures and cultures, modernism, history of literary
theory, literature and other arts, biography/autobiography,
and critical theory.
Rowes publications include Henry Adams and Henry
James: The Emergence of a Modern Consciousness (1976),
Through the Custom-House: Nineteenth-Century American
Fiction and Modern Theory (1982), edited books such
as The Theoretical Dimensions of Henry James (1984),
At Emerson's Tomb: The Politics of Classic American
Literature (1997), Literary Culture and US Imperialism:
From the Revolution to World War II (2000) and A
Future for American Studies (2000).
Shirley Samuels is a Professor
of English at Cornell University. She received her Ph.D.
from UC Berkeley. Among her scholarly and professional
interests are American literature and culture, eighteenth-
and nineteenth-century American fiction, feminist criticism,
and American studies.
Samuelss recent publications include Facing
American: National Iconography and the Civil War (2002),
Romances of the Republic: Women, the Family, and Violence
in the Literature of the Early American Nation (1996);
editor, The Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and
Sentimentality in Nineteenth-Century America (1992),
The American Novel, 1790-1840, (with Elizabeth
Barnes), in History of the Book in America, volume
2, (2002), Women at War, in The Cambridge
Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Womens
Writing, (2001), National Gender: American Iconography
and the Civil War in Gender Studies: Feminist
Methodology, ed. Irina Zherebkina (Ukraine: 1999),
pp. 92-101 (in Ukrainian), Miscegenated America:
The Civil War, American Literary History
(Fall 1997), 482-501. Generation Through Violence:
Coopers Making of Americans, in New Essays
on The Last of the Mohicans, ed. Daniel Peck, (1992)
87-114, Wieland: Alien and Infidel,
Early American Literature (Fall 1990) 25, no. 2,
46-66, and Infidelity and Contagion: The Rhetoric
of Revolution, Early American Literature
(Fall 1987) 22, no. 2, 183-191.
Shelley Streeby is an Associate
Professor of American Literature at UC San Diego and received
her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Among her research interests
are U.S. literature and culture, sensationalism and sentimentalism,
popular and mass culture, inter-American studies, U.S.
imperialism, science fiction, and working-class cultures.
Some of Streebys publications are Haunted
Houses: George Lippard, Nathaniel Hawthorne,and Middle-Class
America, Criticism (Summer 1996), Opening
Up the Story-paper: George Lippard and the Construction
of Class, boundary 2 (Spring 1997),
Joaquín Murrieta and the American 1848,
Post-Nationalist American Studies (2000), and American
Sensations: Empire, Amnesia, and the U.S.-Mexican War,
American Literary History (Spring 2001).
Jack Talbott is a Professor
in History at UC Santa Barbara and is currently chair
of the hstory department. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford
University and his interests are in modern Europe, the
history of war in a social and cultural context; and modern
European history, with an emphasis on France.
Among Talbotts publications are The Pen and
Ink Sailor: Charles Middleton and the Kings Navy,
1778-1813 (1998), The War without a Name: France
in Algeria, 1954-1962 (1980), and The Politics
of Educational Reform in France (Princeton, 1969).
Elisa Tamarkin (under construction)