Terry H. Anderson is Professor of History at Texas A&M University. He joined the U.S. Navy when he was 17, was a Vietnam vet by 19, and then attended the University of Minnesota and eventually Indiana University for his PhD. He is the co-author of one book on World War II, author of numerous articles and five books concerning the Cold War, Affirmative Action, Bush’s Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and The Movement and the Sixties, and The Sixties (5th edition). He has taught in six countries and been a Fulbright Professor to four, from the Czech Republic to China and Indonesia.
Pierre Asselin is Dwight E. Stanford Chair in the History of US Foreign Relations at San Diego State University. He is the author of A Bitter Peace: Washington, Hanoi, and the Making of the Paris Agreement (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), which won the 2003 Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize, and Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (University of California Press, 2013), winner of the 2013 Arthur Goodzeit Book Award. His latest book, Vietnam’s American War: A History (Cambridge University Press, 2018), explores the Vietnamese communist experience during the Vietnam War. Asselin is co-editor of The Cambridge History of the Vietnam War, Volume III: Endings (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming ). His current book project, The Global Vietnam War, presents the American war in Vietnam as an international political, social, and cultural phenomenon that irrevocably changed the world and served as harbinger for myriad transnational causes. In addition to relating the history of the conflict itself, the book addresses the war’s effects in the United States, Western Europe, the Communist World, and the Third World.
Julian Bourg is Associate Dean for the Core and Associate Professor of History. He received his Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley, his M.A. from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, and his B.A. from Brown University. Bourg’s first book, From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought (2007; rev. ed. 2017), won the 2008 Morris D. Forkosch book prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas. His teaching interests include modern European intellectual history and the history of terrorism.
Daniel Conway is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities and Affiliate Professor of Film Studies and Religious Studies at Texas A&M University. His areas of teaching and research expertise include post-Kantian European Philosophy, Political Theory, Philosophy of Religion, Genocide Studies, Philosophy and Literature, and Philosophy and Film.
Olga Dror is Associate Professor in the Department of History, Texas A&M University. She published three books on Vietnamese religions. Later she focused on various aspects of the war in Vietnam and translated and studied an account of the massacre committed by the Communist forces in Hue during the Tet Offensives in 1968 through the eyes of civilians —Nha Ca’s Mourning Headband for Hue. She has published in the Journal of Asian Studies, Journal of Social History, Journal of Cold War Studies, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, and Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth. Her most recent book, Making Two Vietnams: War and Youth Identities, 1965-1975, is forthcoming in 2018 from Cambridge University Press. Her next project is about the formation of Ho Chi Minh’s cult.
Daniel Humphrey is Associate Professor of Film Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies as well as the Coordinator of the Film Studies Program at Texas A&M University. He is the author of Queer Bergman: Gender, Sexuality and the European Art Film (University of Texas Press, 2013). His articles have appeared in Screen, GLQ, Post Script, Criticism and the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Horror Film. His current project, Archaic Modernism: Queer Écriture in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Trilogy of Myth, is under review with Wayne State University Press.
Amir Jaima is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. He did his undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College. His primary research interests are in Aesthetics and Africana Philosophy. His doctoral research examined the relationship between philosophy and literature. Additionally, he is interested in Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, and Continental Philosophy. Amir is also a creative writer and has a number of working “literary” projects that both inform and are inspired by his philosophical work.
Kim Kattari is an Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. She earned a doctorate in Ethnomusicology, with an emphasis in Cultural Studies and American Popular Music, from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the representation and identity politics of subcultural musical communities. She has taught and published work on a variety of musical styles, from rockabilly and psychobilly, to Trinidadian steel pan music and Puerto Rican reggaeton.
Claire Katz is the Murray and Celeste Fasken Chair in Distinguished Teaching the Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M, where she has been on the faculty since 2006. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Memphis in 1999. She conducts research in two primary areas: on the social, political, and ethical themes found at the intersection of philosophy, gender studies, and Jewish studies and on the significance of teaching philosophy to pre-college students. She is the author of Levinas, Judaism, and the Feminine: The Silent Footsteps of Rebecca; Levinas and the Crisis of Humanism; and An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy.
Van Kelly is an Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Kansas, where he is also currently serving as Keeler Family Intra-Departmental Professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies. His teaching and research focus on contemporary literature, film, and culture and their conjuncture with questions of history and ideology (liberation and resistance, human rights, immigration, social and political thought, utopias and dystopias, urban spaces). He has published on writers René Char, Jorge Semprún, Charles de Gaulle, Patrick Modiano, J.-M. G. Le Clézio, and filmmakers Abel Gance, Bertrand Tavernier, and Agnès Varda, among others. Increasingly, his work focuses on modern Francophone Africa, especially Senegal, and on writers and filmmakers across the French-speaking (and Wolof-speaking) spectrum who address transitions from empire to postcolony, urban and cultural ecologies, and well-being. His current research and writing project is entitled “Senegalese Cityscapes and Mindscapes: Mapping Interactive Social, Political, and Spiritual Spaces of Dakar and Saint-Louis.” He is also developing a team to build a story-line website and digital archive, “Dakar and Saint-Louis, Senegal: Multidirectional Memory and West African Urban Habitats,” which will provide a nexus for international research on Senegalese cities, as well as a public outreach component, tracing the history of Dakar and Saint-Louis from precolonial times to present.
Upon becoming Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC) at Texas A&M University in June 2011, Laura Mandell launched the grant-funded Early Modern OCR Project (http://emop.tamu.edu). She has authored Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), a Longman Cultural Edition of The Castle of Otranto and Man of Feeling, and numerous articles primarily about eighteenth-century women writers. Her Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age (2015) was published in the Wiley Blackwell Manifesto series. “Gendering Digital Literary History: What Counts for the Digital Humanities” came out in the New Companion to Digital Humanities (2016). She has launched a search and discovery tool called the Big Data Infrastructure Visualization Application (http://www.bigdiva.org), created a set of classes called “Programming for Humanists” (http://www.programming4humanists.org) and a book series called “Coding for Humanists” (http://coding.forhumanists.org). Dr. Mandell is Director of the Advanced Research Consortium (http://www.ar-c.org), 18thConnect.org, and General Editor of the Poetess Archive (http://www.poetessarchive.org).
Kristan Poirot is a jointly-appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Texas A&M University. She engages the concerns of contemporary feminist theorists, rhetoricians, and historians by examining the circulation of sex, gender, and race identifications in U.S. contexts that span from the nineteenth century onward. She is the author of one book, A Question of Sex: Feminism, Rhetoric, and Differences That Matter (University of Massachusetts Press, 2014) and a number of articles published in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and Women’s Studies in Communication.
Samuel Steinberg is associate professor of Spanish and comparative literature at the University of Southern California, where he directs the doctoral program in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture.He is the author of Photopoetics at Tlatelolco: Afterimages of Mexico, 1968 (University of Texas Press, 2016). Currently he is finishing a book on literature and debt, “Ghostscripts: Inheritance of Juan Rulfo.”
Dolores Trevizo is Professor of Sociology at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. She has published articles on various protest and human rights movements in Mexico since 1968. Her book, Rural Protest in the Making of Democracy in Mexico, 1968-2000 (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011) examines how rural social movements contributed to Mexico’s transition to electoral democracy. As a co-editor of the edited volume, Democracy and Its Discontents in Latin America (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2016), her research on democratization expands to Latin America as a whole. She has a forthcoming book entitled Neighborhood Poverty and Segregation in the (Re-) Production of Disadvantage: Mexican Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Los Angeles (with Mary Lopez). Her focus in this recent work is on understanding how poverty, segregation and gender influence the emergence and business outcomes of Mexican immigrant entrepreneurs.
Aviezer Tucker is the author of The Legacies of Totalitarianism (Cambridge University Press 2015) and The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidents (Pittsburgh University Press 2000). He is working now on a book on Neo-Illiberalism. Apart of political philosophy and theory, he has been writing on epistemology and philosophy of history and historiography. He currently lives in the greater Boston area and Prague.
Tuong Vu is Director of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon, and has held visiting fellowships at Princeton University and the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on the politics of nationalism, revolution, and state-building in East and Southeast Asia. His books include Vietnam’s Communist Revolution: The Power and Limits of Ideology (2017), and Paths to Development in Asia: South Korea, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia (2010), both published by Cambridge University Press. The latter book received an Honorable Mention in the competition for the 2011 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Award. Vu is also a co-editor of Dynamics of the Cold War in Asia: Ideology, Identity, and Culture (Palgrave, 2009) and Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis (Stanford, 2008). Currently he is working on a book about the imperial origins of modern states and the global order in East Asia.