MEI-MEI BERSSENBRUGGE was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including Empathy (Station Hill Press), Nest (Kelsey Street Press), I Love Artists, New and Selected Poems (University of California Press), and most recently, Hello, the Roses (New Directions). She lives in New York City and northern New Mexico.
KANDICE CHUH is Professor of English and American studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is a core member of the Mellon Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the Graduate Center, where she teaches and writes on the relationships of race, aesthetics, and the politics of knowledge production. Until 2010, Chuh was a member of the English faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was affiliated with the Asian American Studies Program and the American Studies Department.
PATRICIA TICINETO CLOUGH is Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Intercultural Studies at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Her books include Autoaffection (2000), Feminist Thought (1995), and The End(s) of Ethnography (1992, revised 1998).
KIMIKO HAHN, author of eight collections, finds her material from disparate sources—whether exhumation (The Artist’s Daughter) or classical Japanese texts (The Narrow Road to the Interior). Rarified fields of science triggered her latest work in Toxic Flora and continue in her current writing. Other writing projects have taken her to film and TV. Her most recent award was a Guggenheim Fellowship, and she is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York.
JENNIFER HAYASHIDA is a poet, translator, and visual artist. She is the recipient of awards from, among others, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, PEN, the Jerome Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Her work has been published and exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, including multiple book-length translations of contemporary Swedish poetry and screenings at venues including the Centre Pompidou, the National Gallery of Art, and the Flaherty Film Seminar. She is Director of the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College.
JOSEPH JONGHYUN JEON is an Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies at Pomona College. He is the author of Racial Things, Racial Forms: Objecthood in Avant-Garde Asian American Poetry (2012).
KYOO LEE, editor of the MusingWith series, teaches philosophy and theory at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and recently wrote a book called Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy and Bad (Fordham University Press, 2012). She publishes widely in the intersecting fields of the theoretical Humanities such as Aesthetics, Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature/Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Critical Race theory, Cultural Studies, Deconstruction, Feminist Philosophy, Gender Studies, Poetics, Post-phenomenology, and Translation. She is also a member of the Poetry Translation Center based in London, UK.
RUSSELL C. LEONG recently co-edited (with Shan Te-hsing) a two-volume Global Identities/Local Voices (selections from forty years of Amerasia Journal)—published in Chinese in Taipei. Leong’s short stories and poetry have been published in the U.S. and China. He is the visiting Dr. Thomas Tam Professor at Hunter College and edits the forthcoming CUNY FORUM, a new journal on Asian America.
SIMON LEUNG is an artist and Professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine. His projects include an opera set in Griffith Park; a trilogy on the residual space of the Vietnam War; site/situation specific works centered on the squatting body; and extended meditations on Duchamp, Smithson, Poe, and Kant. Leung’s work has been presented at the Venice Biennale, the Guangzhou Triennial, the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art, the Generali Foundation(Vienna), 1A Space (Hong Kong), and the Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw). He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Los Angeles. He is co-editor, with Zoya Kocur, of Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985 (2nd edition 2012).