EDITOR AND BOARDS
LOCAL ADVISORY BOARD
Sonia E. Alvarez is Professor of Politics at the University of California
at Santa Cruz, where she also is affiliated with the Latin American
and Latino Studies and Women's Studies Departments and the Chicano/Latino
Research Center. She is the author of Engendering Democracy in Brazil:
Women's Movements in Transition Politics (Princeton, 1990) and co-editor
of The Making of Social Movements in Latin America: Identity, Strategy,
and Democracy, with Arturo Escobar (Westview, 1992) and Cultures
of Politics/Politics of Cultures: Re-visioning Latin American Social
Movements, with Evelina Dagnino and A. Escobar (Westview, 1998).
Her writings on feminisms, social movements, and democratization
have appeared in Signs, Feminist Studies, Revista Estudos Feministas,
Estudios Latinoamericanos, International Feminist Journal of Politics,
Debate Feminista, Meridians, Revista Mora, and a number of edited
collections and social movement publications. Professor Alvarez
is currently completing a new book, entitled Contentious Feminisms:
Cultural Politics, Policy Advocacy, and Transnational Organizing
in Latin America, under contract with Duke University Press.
Kum-Kum Bhavnani is Professor in the Department of Sociology and
Global and International Studies, at the University of California,
Santa Barbara, where she teaches on women and development. She also
chairs the program in Women, Culture, Development.She was the Inaugural
Editor for Meridians from 2002-2002. She is the co-editor of Feminist
Futures (2004: Zed Press -- with John Foran and Priya Kurian), editor
of Feminism and Race (Oxford University Press, 2000), and co-editor
with Ann Phoenix, of Shifting Identities Shifting Racisms: A Feminism
& Psychology Reader (Sage Publications, 1994). She has lectured
widely in the United States (e.g. Visiting Professor at Oberlin
College, Ohio) and abroad. She has presented keynote addresses at
numerous international conferences including in Brazil and South
Africa. She is the recipient of several awards for her teaching.
In April 1994 she was Independent Observer for South African Elections.
Currently she is a member of the Feminist Review Editorial Collective.
Katie Geneva Cannon, Annie Scales Rogers Professor of Christian
Ethics at Union Theological Seminary-Presbyterian School of Christian
Education, teaches Womanist/ Feminist/ Mujerista Theologies, Theology
and Culture, Ethical Codes in Slave Narratives, and Social Teachings
in African American Sacred Rhetoric. She is the author of Black
Womanist Ethics (1988), Katie's Canon: Womanism and the Soul of
the Black Community (1995), and Teaching Preaching: Isaac R. Clark
and Black Sacred Rhetoric (2002). Her forthcoming books focus on
"The Pounding of Soundless Heartbeats: A Womanist Critique
of the Transatlantic Slave Trade," and "Race, Sex, and
Insanity: Zora Neale Hurston's Account of the Ruby J. McCollum Trial."
Inderpal Grewal is Professor in the Women's Studies Program at the
University of California, Irvine. She is author of Home and Harem:
Nation, Gender, Empire and Cultures of Travel (Duke, 1996), co-editor
(with Caren Kaplan) of Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational
Feminist Practices; Introduction to Women's Studies: Gender in a
Transnational World (Mc-Graw Hill, 2001, 2005), and Transnational
America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms
(Duke, 2005). Her areas of research include: feminist theory, cultural
studies of South Asia and its diasporas, British and U.S. imperialism,
and contemporary feminist transnationalisms.
María Herrera-Sobek is Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity,
Equity, and Academic Policy at the University of California at Santa
Barbara and is a Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano
Studies where she also holds the Luis Leal Endowed Chair. She is
the author of three books including The Mexican Corrido: A Feminist
Analysis and seventeen editions and/or co-editions on Chicana/o
literature and culture with an emphasis on feminist issues. Her
book Chicano Folklore: A Handbook is forthcoming and her latest
book project is "Constructing Nationhood and Ethnicity: La
Malinche, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and La Llorona in Art and Literature."
Deborah K. King teaches sociology at Dartmouth College, participates
in the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and chairs the African
and African American Studies Program. Her research interests include
race, class and gender and critical legal studies. Her book project,
Improvisational Politics, uses the aesthetics of African American
women's quilting traditions as a conceptual framework for examining
the political thought and activism of African American women in
the twentieth century. Other research projects include a study of
the representations of race and gender on prison postcards and an
examination of the social reproduction of mammy representations
in cyberspace and in African American women's culture.
Amina Mama has held the position of Chair in Gender Studies at the
African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
since January 1999. She provides intellectual and strategic leadership
to the African Gender Institute, where she also served as the Director
(1999-2002). She initiated and currently convenes the 'Gender and
Transformation' graduate programme in gender studies in the Faculty
of Humanities at the University of Cape Town, and coordinates the
continental programme to strengthen gender studies in African institutions,
and the production of the new online gender studies journal, Feminist
Africa. She has authored and edited a number of published works,
including Beyond the Masks: Race, Gender and Subjectivity (Routledge
1995), which was recently listed as one of Africa's 100 Best Books
in the twentieth century, Engendering African Social Sciences (co-edited
and published by CODESRIA 1997), and The Hidden Struggle: Statutory
and Voluntary Sector Responses to Violence Against Black Women in
the Home (Whiting and Birch 1996). Professor Mama's current interests
include the the gender politics of militarism and underdevelopment,
and developing feminist approaches to organizational development,
higher education, subjectivity and social transformation in African
Mary Romero is Professor of Justice Studies at Arizona State University.
She is the 2004 recipient of the Society for the Study of Social
Problems' Lee Founders Award for a career of activist scholarship.
She is the author of Maid in the U.S.A. (reissued as a Tenth Anniversary
Edition), and co-editor of several books, including Blackwell Companion
to Social Inequalities (Blackwell 2005), Latina and Latino Popular
Culture (NYU Press 2002), and Women's Untold Stories (Routledge
1999). Her most recent articles are published in Critical Sociology,
Villanova Law Review, Law & Society Review, British Journal
of Industrial Relations, University of Cleveland Law Review and
DePaul Law Review.
Ranu Samantrai is Associate Professor of English at Indiana University.
She is the author of AlterNatives: Black Feminism in the Postimperial
Nation (Stanford 2002) and numerous articles on feminism, contemporary
Britain, diasporic politics and aesthetics, and radical democracy.
Ella Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies and gender studies
at New York University. She has lectured and published extensively
on the intersection of gender, post/colonialism, and multiculturalism
as well as on Zionist discourse, the Arab-Jewish and Mizrahi question.
Her award-winning publications include Israeli Cinema: East/West
and the Politics of Representation (Univ. of Texas Press, 1989),
Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (with R.
Stam, Routledge, 1994), Dangerous Liaisons: Gender, Nation and Postcolonial
Perspectives (co-edited, U. of Minnesota Press, 1997), Talking Visions:
Multicultural Feminism in a Transnational Age (MIT Press & the
New Museum, 1998), Forbidden Reminiscences (Bimat Kedem LeSifrut
Publishing, Tel Aviv, 2001, Hebrew), and Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality
and Transnational Media (co-edited, Rutgers University Press, 2003).
Her book Taboo Memories, Undisciplined Words is forthcoming from
Duke University Press. Shohat and Stam are currently in the final
stages of writing The Culture Wars in Translation (NYU press) and
Flagging Patriotism (Routledge). Shohat is also currently co-editing
a book on the Middle Eastern diasporas throughout the Americas (University
of Michigan Press.) A recipient of Rockefeller fellowship, she has
served on the editorial board of such journals as Social Text, Public
Culture, Jouvert and Critique. Her writing has been translated into
several languages, including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic,
Hebrew, German, Polish, and Turkish.
Caroline Sinavaiana is Associate Professor of English at the University
of Hawai'i at Manoa, where she teaches Pacific and comparative ethinc
literatures, and creative writing. A poet and critic, she has recently
published a volume of poetry, Alchemies of Distance, and has another
book forthcoming on the traditional comic theatre of Samoa.
Kamala Visweswaran is an active member of Saheli for South Asian
Women and teaches in the Anthropology department of the University
of Texas, Austin. She is the author of Fictions of Feminist Ethnography
(Minnesota, 1994) and her book, Family Subjects: Women, Feminism,
Indian Nationalism is forthcoming. Her current work also spans race
and the history of anthropology, subaltern studies, and diaspora