GITA RAJAN is Associate Professor of English at Fairfield University, currently teaching at Hamilton College as Jane Watson Irwin Visiting Chair on Women's Studies. She is coeditor of An Introduction to Cultural Studies: History, Theory, Practice; and of Postcolonial Theory and Changing Cultural Contexts. She serves as US editor of South Asian Popular Culture.
SHAILJA SHARMA is Associate Professor of English at DePaul University. She has published work in a variety of venues, including Twentieth-Century Literature. She is currently working on a book on citizenship.
IFTIKHAR DADI is Assistant Professor in the department of History of Art at Cornell University. He is coeditor of a volume of critical texts, Unpacking Europe: Towards a Critical Reading; he is also an artist working in collaboration with Elizabeth Dadi, and his work has been widely exhibited.
VIDYA DEHEJIA is Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian art at Columbia University. Previously she was Chief Curator, Deputy Director, and Acting Director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution. Her recent publications include The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India; India through the Lens: Photography 1840–1911; and Devi, the Great Goddess: Female Divinity in South Asian Art.
JIGNA DESAI is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Beyond Bollywood. In her current project, (p.xii) she is focusing on the significance and function of popular Hindi cinema, especially for second-generation Asian American youth.
DANA IYER is a psychologist in private practice in southern California, having received her doctorate from the New School for Social Research. She is an Adjunct Professor at Argosy University. Her research focuses on eating disorders and teasing.
NICK HASLAM is Associate Professor of psychology at the University of Melbourne, having received his Ph.D. in social and clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published widely, with his current research interests being primarily in psychiatric classification and lay people's beliefs about the nature of social categories.
KAREN LEONARD is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin. Her recent publications include Muslims in the United States: The State of Research, and The South Asian Americans. Her current research deals with the Social history of India and Asian Americans in the United States.