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Contributors' Notes


Contributors' Notes

Theodore W. Allen, who died in February 2005, was an independent scholar and lecturer living in New York and the author of The Invention of the White Race, 2 Volumes (Verso). Allen was a regular contributor to Cultural Logic, which published several of his essays, as well as his summary of The Invention of the White Race.

Tom Crumpacker, who died of cancer this past September, was a retired lawyer and political activist and essay writer living in Austin and Havana. He practiced law in Colorado for 35 years, mostly trials and appeals, and he worked on several US political campaigns. He had a BA from Yale, an LL.B from Michigan, and an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown.

Jason Del Gandio, Ph.D., holds a Lectureship at Temple University, in the Department of Strategic and Organizational Communication. His work intersects radicalism, continental philosophy, performance, rhetoric, and critical studies. Jason is currently working on a book entitled "Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for Activists."

Maryam El-Shall has an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Florida.  Her research focuses primarily on Middle Eastern literature and culture, specifically the cultures and religions of contemporary Egypt and the works of Naguib Mahfouz.  She currently teaches 11th grade English in Gainesville, FL.

Simon Enoch is a doctoral candidate in the Communication & Culture program at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Samuel Day Fassbinder is Adjunct Professor of Communication at California State University, Los Angeles.

Rich Gibson is a former teacher, auto-worker, organizer for AFSCME, The Welfare Employees Union, and the NEA in Florida and Michigan. He is a co-founder of the Rouge Forum, a member of the CFA-NEA-SEIU, and an associate professor at San Diego State University.

Matthew A. Hale is a doctoral student of sociocultural anthropology at the University of Washington. His research concerns transnational collaboration in alternative development activism, with a focus on China's emerging "New Rural Reconstruction" movement. His translations of work by young Chinese Marxist scholars have appeared in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Economic and Political Weekly and

Stefano Harney is a Reader at Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK. He is author of State Work: Public Administration and Mass Intellectuality (Duke University Press, 2002).

Christopher Kendrick is Professor of English Literature at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England (University of Toronto Press, 2004), and is currently working on a book on Milton and Renaissance historicism.

Tom Mayer is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He studies how the power of social classes changes over time and what consequences this has for economic and political affairs. He is a long time activist in struggles for peace and social justice. He considers himself to be an analytical Marxist.

Jeffrey B. Perry, Ph. D., is an independent working class scholar, a union activist for over thirty years, and an officer with Local 300 of the NPMHU in New York for over twenty years. His research and writing have focused on the role of white supremacy in undermining efforts at social change and on the importance of struggle against white supremacy to social change. Two of his major efforts have been writing on and preserving the papers of two of the twentieth century's seminal thinking anti-white supremacist, anti-capitalist, working class intellectuals -- the autodidacts Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen.

Vanessa Raney is an MA student in Humanities at Hood College. Her major project at present is co-editing (with Peter M. Coogan, of Fontbonne University) a book collection on Superheroes and Trauma. She can be reached by e-mail at

Nancy Scott is the current managing editor of U.S.1 Worksheets, the literary journal of the U.S.1 Poets' Cooperative centered in New Jersey.  She has spent decades working as an advocate for foster and adoptive children, abused children, the homeless and the mentally ill.  In her first collection, Down to the Quick (forthcoming from Plain View Press in 2007), she has transformed many of the stories she heard while working on the streets into poetry.

Michael David Szekely teaches in Philosophy and American Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. He has published essays in such journals as Social Semiotics, Textual Practice, and Popular Music and Society. In addition to interests in aesthetics, social and cultural theory, French poststructuralism, and surrealism, he is also a practicing musician and composer, with a particular interest in collective improvisation.

Fengzhen Wang is Research Fellow in the Institute of Foreign Literature at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China.  He has published on literary theory, feminism, globalization, and cultural studies.

Robert W. Williams teaches a political science at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC. His initial graduate school specialization centered on political theory, especially modern, contemporary, and critical theories. He has conducted research on environmental justice, the spatiality of politics, and the Internet and cyber-politics. Some of his recent scholarship examines the philosophical dimensions and intellectual contexts of W.E.B. Du Bois' thought, particularly as they relate to social inquiry. In addition, he has created and continues to maintain a web site that provides annotated links to Internet-accessible works written by and about Du Bois: <>.

Shaobo Xie is Associate Professor of English at University of Calgary and Associate Editor of ARIEL.  He has published on literary theory, postcolonialism, globalization, and cultural studies.


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Cultural Logic, ISSN 1097-3087, 2006.