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MemberLeland Tabares

Leland Tabares is a Postdoctoral Fellow in English at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on contemporary Asian American literature and culture, with interests in professional labor economies, institutionality, racialization, critical pedagogy, cultural studies, critical ethnic studies, media studies, and popular culture. His work has been published in Profession, Journal of Asian American Studies, and Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.

MemberJames Daniel Elam

Rhetoric and Public Culture Program/Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern UniversityI write about Indian anticolonialism, print culture, modernism, and transnationalism between World War I and World War II. I currently teach South Asian/South Asian American literature and literatures of Afro-Asian Solidarity.I have written about Dhan Gopal Mukerji, W.E.B. DuBois, Bhagat Singh, Emma Goldman, and Lala Har Dayal.jdelam@u.northwestern.edu

MemberJoanne Leow

Joanne Leow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of decolonizing literatures, postcolonial studies, urbanism, ecocriticism, and Asian/Asian North American literatures. She has published on Southeast Asian literature and film, and diasporic North American literature in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Journal of Asian American Studies. She is currently at work on two major research projects. The first is a book manuscript entitled Unmapping Authoritarianism: Urban Space and Cultural Production in Contemporary Singapore. She is also embarking on a multi-site study of futuristic waterfront developments and speculative cultural texts from Singapore, Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Dubai. This second project, which she began during her SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University, is entitled “Water, Sand, Steel, and Glass: Urban Ecologies and Literary Speculations.”