Notes on Contributers

Aasim Sajjad Akhtar is a political activist affiliated with the People’s Rights Movement (PRM) in Pakistan, a nationwide political confederation of working-class struggles. He also teaches history and political economy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. <>

Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005) is best known for his 2-volume study The Invention of the White Race. For background and discussion, see Jonathan Scott’s article in this issue.

Daniel Egan is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell; his courses include social theory, political sociology, social inequality, and war and peace. His research areas are corporate political power, the intersection of war and neoliberalism, and challenges to neoliberalism. He is co-editor of Power: A Critical Reader (Prentice-Hall, 2005). <>

Anamaría Flores is a PhD candidate in English at the Graduate Center and a teaching fellow at Queens College, City University of New York. She teaches writing and literature and was co-chair of a March 2006 conference at CUNY on Afro-Latina/o and Afro-Latin American Identity in the New Millennium. <>

Kevin “Rashid” Johnson is Defense Minister of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party. His writings have been widely circulated in “underground media” and in Right On! (newsletter of the NABPP). His artwork can be seen at; it also appears on T-shirts sold to support grassroots projects ( A book of his selected writings and artwork, entitled The Struggle Continues!, is forthcoming. Address: no. 185492, Red Onion State Prison, P.O. Box 1900, Pound, VA 24279.

Jason L. Mallory teaches philosophy at Estrella Mountain College in Avondale, Arizona.  He is also a doctoral student in the Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy program at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, where he is completing a dissertation on prisons and punishment. <>

Jamal Nafi’ is Assistant Professor of English at the Abu Dees campus of Al Quds University in East Jerusalem. <>

Christopher Phelps teaches history at Ohio State University at Mansfield and is the author of Young Sidney Hook: Marxist and Pragmatist (new edition, University of Michigan Press, 2005). <>

Aníbal Quijano is the author of numerous books on Peruvian and Latin American society and politics. He taught sociology for many years at the University of San Marcos (in Lima), and has been a frequent visiting professor at the University of Binghamton as well as at several European and Latin American institutions. <>

Basem Ra’ad is Professor of English at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem. He is the author of numerous journal articles, including “Ancient Lands” and “Sacred Geographical Constructions on Palestine.” <>

Jonathan Scott is Assistant Professor of English at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem. He is the author of Socialist Joy in the Writing of Langston Hughes (University of Missouri Press, 2006). His articles have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Langston Hughes Review, Minnesota Review, Race & Class, College Literature, Journal of Teaching Writing, Rethinking Marxism, and Socialism and Democracy, and in the e-zines CounterPunch, Black Commentator, and ChickenBones. At present he is working on a study of the Palestinian literary tradition. <>

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