Notes on Contributors

Dagmar Barnouw (1936-2008) taught at the University of Southern California from 1985 until her death. She was the author of over 150 articles and 12 books, including studies of Hannah Arendt, Siegfried Kracauer, and V. S. Naipaul, and, most recently, The War in the Empty Air: Victims, Perpetrators, and Postwar Germans. Her husband Jeffrey Barnouw, who revised her essay for publication, is a Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent book is Odysseus, Hero of Practical Intelligence: Deliberation and Signs in Homer’s Odyssey. <>

Daniel Faber is a Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative. He is a co-founding editor of the journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism. His books include Environment Under Fire: Imperialism and the Ecological Crisis in Central America (1993), Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex in the Age of Globalization (2008), and the edited collection, The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States (1998).

Joseph Grim Feinberg is a PhD Candidate in anthropology at the University of Chicago. In addition to working on his dissertation about folk music and politics in Slovakia, he is preparing an anthology of surrealist writings about folklore and is writing a book about the 20th century in the form of a fake collection of folktales from an unknown place. He has published articles in such publications as Against the Current, Industrial Worker, International Socialist Review, ZNet, and the Slovak weekly Slovo.

Roderick Graham is a doctoral student in sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His interests center on the intersections between cultural consumption, race, and class. His current research is on the cultural consumption of music and technology in the United States. <>

Frigga Haug is a leading Marxist-feminist theorist. Her recent books (in German) include “Relations of Learning,” “Rosa Luxemburg and the Art of Politics,” and “The Politics Surrounding the Headscarf Debate.” <>

Colette Inez has published nine books of poetry and has won Guggenheim, Rockefeller, two NEA fellowships and two Pushcart Prizes. She is widely anthologized and teaches in Columbia University’s Undergraduate Writing Program. Her memoir The Secret of M. Dulong was released by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2005. <>

George Katsiaficas is living in Gwangju, South Korea, where he is finishing a book on East Asian uprisings in the last few decades -– a final part of the trilogy that includes his previous books on the global imagination of 1968 and European autonomous movements after 1968. He recently interviewed activists on the Burmese-Thai border. <>

Philip Metres’ most recent poems are collected in To See the Earth and in Come Together: Imagine Peace (both 2008). He is also the author of Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront Since 1941 (2007). His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Inclined to Speak: Contemporary Arab American Poetry. He teaches literature and creative writing at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. <>

Alicia Ostriker has published eleven books of poetry; her poetry has been widely anthologized and has been translated into French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Arabic. Her critical work includes Stealing the Language: The Emergence of Women’s Poetry in America and For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book. She is a Professor Emerita at Rutgers University, and currently teaches in the low-residency Poetry MFA program of New England College.

Jonathan Scott is the author of Socialist Joy in the Writing of Langston Hughes, and a professor of writing and literature at Bronx Community College. <>

David Strug is Professor of Social Work at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York City and is also a clinical social worker in private practice. He has traveled frequently to Cuba, where he has studied community-oriented health care and the development of social work. He is presently co-editing Community Health Care in Cuba: An Enduring Model. <>

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