Yiorgos Kalogeras is Professor of American Ethnic and Minority Literature at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. His research primarily focuses on Ethnic and Diaspora Studies, particularly the Greek and Greek American experience. He is founder and first chair of the Hellenic Association of American Studies and editor for Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora. He is editor of Nationalism and Sexuality: Crises of Identity (1996), Konstantinos Kazantzes’ Stories of My Motherland (2001), and Ethnic Geographies: Socio-cultural Identifications of a Migration (2007) and co-editor of Transcultural Localisms: Responding to Ethnicity in a Globalized World (with Eleftheria Arapoglou and Linda Manney, 2006) and Gramma: A Journal of Theory and Criticism vol. 1 (with Ruth Parkin Gounelas, 1993) and 6 (with Michalis Chrysanthopoulos, 1998). He is currently working on a comparative study of American, Greek/Greek American and Italian/Italian American films of immigration to the U.S. and has published an article on Kazan’s America, America (2009).
Carolyn Goffman is Visiting Assistant Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. specializing in Postcolonial theory, cultural studies, and world literature. Her doctoral dissertation, “More Than the Conversion of Souls": Rhetoric and Ideology at the American College for Girls, Istanbul, 1871-1923 (2003), addressed how American educational institutions in the Middle East reacted to the changing social and political environment prior to World War I. Currently, she studies the response of Americans in Beirut and Istanbul to the Young Turk Revolution of 1908.
Hülya Adak is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. She has published numerous articles on Ottoman-Turkish memoirs and biographies, national myths, gender and sexuality, and the Armenian deportations, most notably “National Myths and Self-Na(rra)tions: Mustafa Kemal’s Nutuk and Halide Edib’s Memoirs and The Turkish Ordeal” in The South Atlantic Quarterly (2003) and “Exiles at Home: Questions for Turkish and Global Literary Studies” in PMLA (2008). She is co-author of so ist das, meine schöne: Türkische frauen erzählen von frausein, begehren und liebe… [that's how it goes my sweet: Turkish women tell of womanhood, desire, and love] (with Ayse Gül Altinay, Esin Düzel, and Nilgün Bayraktar, 2009) and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Modern Turkish Cultural History through Auto/biographies (with Erika Glassen, 2010). She is currently writing a book on archival memory of World War I and collective mourning in Ottoman-Turkish autobiographical narratives and literature and co-editing New Perspectives on Turkey: Special Issue on Gender and Ethnicity (with Ayse Gül Altinay and Zafer Yenal Zafer).
Scott A. Leonard
Scott A. Leonard is Professor of English at Youngtown State University in Ohio, U.S. He published an article entitled “Lady Annie (Allnutt) Brassey” in British Travel Writers: 1837-1875 of The Dictionary of Literary Biography (1996). He is also co-author of Myth and Knowing: An Introduction to World Mythology (with Michael McClure, 2003) and is currently working on a book entitled Classical Myth in Context.
Diane Robinson-Dunn is Associate Professor of History at the College of Liberal Arts and Education, University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan, U.S. She is author of The Harem, Slavery and British Imperial Culture: Anglo-Muslim Relations in the Late Nineteenth Century (2006).
Daniel O’Quinn is Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He is author of Staging Governance: Theatrical Imperialism in London, 1770-1800 (2005), co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730-1830 (with Jane Moody, 2007), and editor of The Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan (2008).
Nadya Sbaiti is Assistant Professor of History at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S. Since 2005, she has acted as co-editor of Arab Studies Journal. She helped produce the documentary “About Baghdad” (2005) and is presently working on a book entitled Gender, Education, and Nation in Mandate Lebanon.
Reina Lewis is Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies at The University of the Arts London, London School of Fashion in England. She is author of Gendering Orientalism: Race, Femininity, and Representation (1996) and Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem (2004). She is also co-editor of Feminist Postcolonial Theory: A Reader (with Sara Mills, 2003), and Gender, Modernity and Liberty: Middle Eastern and Western Feminisms: A Critical Reader (with Nancy Micklewright, 2006).
Irvin Cemil Schick teaches at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. He has previously taught at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Boston University in Massachusetts, U.S. He is author of The Erotic Margin: Sexuality and Spatiality in Alteritist Discourse (1999), The Fair Circassian: Adventures of an Orientalist Motif (2004, in Turkish), and Writings on Islam, Gender, and Culture (forthcoming, in Turkish), and editor or co-editor of several books, including Turkey in Transition: New Perspectives (with Ertugrul Ahmet Tonak, 1987), European Female Captives and their Muslim Masters: Narratives of Captivity from "Turkish Lands" (2005, in Turkish), Women in the Ottoman Balkans: Gender, Culture and History (with Amila Buturovic, 2007), and the M. Ugur Derman 65th Birthday Festschrift (2000).
Teresa Heffernan is Associate Professor of English at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Selected publications include a special issue of Cultural Studies entitled “Revisiting the Subaltern in the New Empire” (co-edited with Jill Didur, 2003); “’He Who Believes in the Devil Already Belongs to Him’: Rescuing Women from Afghanistan to Iraq” in Arab Journal in the Humanities (2005); “Feminism Against the East/West Divide: Lady Mary’s Turkish Embassy Letters” in Eighteenth Century Studies; and a forthcoming essay entitled “Travelling East: Veiling, Race and Nations.” She is currently working on a second book entitled Across the East/West Divide: Feminism, Orientalism, and Women’s Travel Narratives.