About the Editors

General Editors

Sangeeta Ray is Professor of English and Comparative Literatue at the University of Maryland. She is author of two published books, Engendering India: Woman and Nation in Colonial and Postcolonial Narratives (2000), Gayatri Charavorty Spivak: In Other Words (Wiley-Blackwell 2009), and of the forthcoming Postcolonial Reading: Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics. She has also coedited, with Henry Schwarz, A Companion to Postcolonial Studies (Blackwell 2000). She has published numerous essays in leading journals and serves on several editorial boards of key journals and a book series from Rowman and Littlfield publishers. Her areas of specialization include postcolonial studies, ethnic and transnational studies, world literature, and environmental humanities.

Henry Schwarz is Professor of English at Georgetown University, where he was Director of the Program on Justice and Peace from 1999 to 2007. His books include Writing Cultural History in Colonial and Postcolonial India (1997), and Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India: Acting Like a Thief (Wiley-Blackwell 2010), and coedited volumes Reading the Shape of the World: Toward an International Cultural Studies (1996) and, with Sangeeta Ray, A Companion to Postcolonial Studies (Wiley-Blackwell 2000). He has produced four documentary films on underclass culture in India. His areas of specialization include literary theory, cultural studies, South Asia regional studies, and comparative literature. Current research and writing bring him increasingly closer to human rights, indigenous people, and creative practices of social change.

Associate Editors

José Luis Villacañas Berlanga is Professor of History of Philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid. He is the editor of the journals Res Publica. Journal of the History of Political Ideas and Annals of the History of Philosophy. He directs the Digital Library of Hispanic Political Thought and leads the research project, financed by the government of Spain, “Ideas crossing the Atlantic: building of Latin American intellectual space.” He has published What Empire? An Essay on Carlos V and Imperial Spain (2008), Hispanic Monarchy (2008), History of Political Power in Spain( 2014)

Alberto Moreiras is of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University, where he has been since 2010. Before that he held the Sixth Century Chair in Modern Thought and Hispanic Studies at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland (2006–10), the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Romance Studies and Literature at Duke University, where he taught from 1992 to 2006, and he was an assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1992). He has been a visiting professor at Emory University, Giessen University in Germany, Johns Hopkins University, and Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, University of Chile, and University of Buffalo. He has published more than 120 essays, and his books include Interpretación y diferencia (1992), Tercerespacio: Duelo y literaturaenAmérica Latina (1999), The Exhaustion of Difference: The Politics of Latin American Cultural Studies (2001), Pensaren post/dictadura (2001; co-edited with Nelly Richard), and Línea de sombra: El no sujeto de lo politico (2007). He has also published several edited collections of essays in journals or multivolume works. He is coeditor of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Res publica, and Políticacomún, and he also coedits the Border Hispanisms series at the University of Texas Press.

April Shemak is Associate Professor of English at Sam Houston State University. She has published articles in Textual Practice, Postcolonial Text, Caribbean Quarterly, Cultural Dynamics, the MLA volume Teaching Anglophone Caribbean Literature, and Postcolonial Literary Studies: The First Thirty Years. Her first book, Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse, was published in 2011. She is currently focusing on discourses of humanitarianism in the Caribbean.

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