Notes on Contributors

Marcella Bencivenni was born in Italy but moved to New York City in 1995 to undertake graduate studies in American history. She is currently Assistant Professor at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York, and has recently joined the S&D editorial board. She has published several articles and reviews on issues related to Italian American history and American radicalism; she is now completing a book on Italian immigrant radical culture in the United States.

Terry Bisson is a science fiction author who has also written about Mumia Abu Jamal (On a Move), Nat Turner, and John Brown. His latest books are Greetings and Numbers Don’t Lie.

Georgy Katsiaficas
is finishing a book on South Korean social movements. A new edition of his book Subversion of Politics is being prepared by AK Press.

Pat McGeever taught political science at Indiana University (IUPUI) from 1971 to 2002. He has been involved in a variety of activist organizations in Indianapolis, including the Nuclear Weapons Freeze, the Alliance for Democracy, the Living Wage Campaign, and the Peace and Justice Center. Since 2002, he has also worked as a playwright; seven of his plays have been produced to date.

Franciszek W. Mleczko is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the College of Agriculture in Warsaw and head of the sociology department at the Academy of Computer Science and Economics in Olsztyn. He pioneered research on measuring individual and group professional and social activity and has written extensively on rural and general sociology (his Frugality and Fiscal Extravagance in Rural societies was a non-fiction book of the year in Poland in 1976). In 1993–95 he was chief adviser to the Polish Prime Minister.

Frank Rosengarten is co-founder, with Mike Brown, of the Research Group on Socialism and Democracy. He has written extensively on 19th- and 20th-century Italian literature and history, and edited the two-volume English-language edition of Antonio Gramsci’s Letters from Prison (1994). His most recent book is Urbane Revolutionary: C.L.R. James and the Struggle for a New Society.

Victor Wallis, S&D’s managing editor, teaches in the department of Liberal Arts at the Berklee College of Music. His writings on political ecology have been translated into six languages.


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