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Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ 2

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Sarah Barbour
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David Howard
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Thomas Lacroix
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1Sarah Barbour, Professor of Romance Languages at Wake Forest University, teaches courses in French and Francophone language, culture, and cinema, and she regularly teaches African and Caribbean literature in translation. An active member of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, she also currently serves as Program Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program. Her research interests include French and Francophone modern and contemporary narrative in prose and in cinema, and translation studies. She has most recently served as guest editor (with Robert McCormick, Jr. and Sara Steinert-Borella) of Journal of Haitian Studies, Special Issue: Re-Conceiving Hispaniola (University of California, Santa Barbara).

2Adriana Capuano de Oliveira graduated in Social Sciences at São Paulo University (Universidade de São Paulo—USP, Brazil, 1993). She has a Master’s Degree on Sociology by State University of Campinas (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Unicamp, Brazil, 1997) and a PhD on Social Sciences by the same University (2004). She was a Visiting Scholar in 1998 at University of California at San Diego (UCSD), participating in the course of Cultural Encounters between Latin America and the Pacific Rim at the Center of Iberian and Latin American Studies (CILAS). At present, she is a Professor at Federal University of ABC (Universidade Federal do ABC, UFABC, Brazil) teaching Theoretical Sociology and Sociology of International Relations for the past ten years. Her main research fields are: international migration, Brazilians living abroad, cultural identities, nationalisms and national identities, international relations. She also participates in the Postgraduate Program on Social Sciences and Humanities at the Federal University of ABC.

3Aurélie Condevaux is Attachée Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche at the University of Poitiers and a member of MIGRINTER (UMR 7301). In 2011, she completed a PhD thesis entitled ‘Performances polynésiennes: adaptations locales d’une formule culturelle-touristique en Nouvelle-Zélande et à Tonga’ at the CREDO (Centre for Research and Documentation on Oceania) and at the University Aix-Marseille 1. She is now developing a research project on the process of heritage formation of the Tongan lakalaka (a form of danced and sung speech), which has been inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

4Joanne Drayton’s The Search for Anne Perry, which was a non-fiction finalist in the New Zealand Book Awards (August 2013), was released in Australasia and Canada in 2012, and in the USA in July 2014. The Search has been ‘optioned’ for a feature film, by South Pacific Pictures and All3Me- dia. Her critically acclaimed Ngaio Marsh: Her Life in Crime (2008) was a Christmas pick of the Independent when it was released in the United Kingdom in 2009. Her other biographies of expatriate painters include Frances Hodgkins: A Private Viewing (Random House, 2005); Rhona Haszard: An Experimental Expatriate New Zealand Artist (CUP 2002); and Edith Collier: Her Life and Work, 1885–1964 (CUP 1999). She has curated exhibitions of Collier, Haszard, Hodgkins, and D.K. Richmond, and publishes in art and design history, theory and biography. In 2007, she was awarded a National Library Fellowship to write a biography of Ngaio Marsh. She is currently working on a new biographical project and carving a postcolonial chess set in response to the Lewis pieces in the British Museum. Drayton is a Research Associate at the Centre for Art Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand. www.joannedrayton.net.

5Ghenwa Hayek is Assistant Professor of Arabic at Claremont McKenna College in California. Her research interests include the relation between space, place and national identity; recently, she has become interested in how migration and diaspora inform these subjects. Her book, Beirut, Imagining the City: Space and Place in Lebanese Fiction is being released in late 2014.

6David Howard is an Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. Outwith the University, he is a C.N.R.S. Associate at the Centre Afriques dans le Monde, Université de Bordeaux IV. He has researched in a number of areas relating to the contemporary Caribbean and Latin America, with a specific focus on urban neighbourhoods, social sustainability, migration and development. Recent research projects have centred on urban violence, land rights and housing in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

7Thomas Lacroix is C.N.R.S. research fellow at MIGRINTER, University of Poitiers and research associate at the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford. His research focuses on migrant organisations, immigrant transnationalism, integration and development. He teaches courses on Migration and Development at Science Po, Paris and is co-director of the master programme International Migration, Space and Societies at the University of Poitiers. He recently co-edited with Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh the Special Issue Diasporic and Refugee Memories in the Journal of Intercultural Studies, 2013.

8Judith Misrahi-Barak, Associate Professor at Paul-Valéry University Montpellier, France, currently teaches English and Postcolonial Literatures. Her Doctorate was on the Writing of Childhood in Caribbean Literature. She has published articles on Caribbean and Indo-Caribbean writers and the Caribbean and Indian diaspora (Atlantic Studies, Commonwealth, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Moving Worlds, The Journal of the Short Story in English, The Journal of Haitian Studies, The Journal of Transnational American Studies...), as well as book chapters in edited collections, including most recently Littérature et esclavage (S. Moussa, ed. Éditions Desjonquères, 2010); Narrating Nomadism: Tales of Recovery and Resistance (G. N. Devy, G.V. Davis & K.K. Chakravarty, eds. Routledge, 2012); Identité et diversité: créations, discours, représentations (A.-M. Motard, ed. Pulm, 2013); Tracing the New Asian Diaspora (Om Dwivedi, ed. Rodopi, 2014).

9She has organised several international conferences with invited writers. She is General Editor of the series PoCoPages (Coll. ‘Horizons anglophones’, Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée).

10She is also Co-Investigator on the AHRC Research Network Series ’Writing, Analysing, Translating Dalit Literature’ (Principal Investigator Dr Nicole Thiara, Nottingham Trent University, UK), 2014–16. http://pays-anglophones.upv.univ-montp3.fr/​?page_id=996.

11Maggi M. Morehouse, Associate Professor of Southern History and Director of the Burroughs Fund in Southern Studies at Coastal Carolina University, South Carolina, is the first graduate of the African Diaspora Studies program at the University of California Berkeley, completing her PhD in 2001. Today, she teaches southern history with a focus on connecting the American South to global diasporas and migrations. She is author of Fighting in the Jim Crow Army and editor of Civil War America: A Social & Cultural History. She is currently at work on The Routledge Handbook of the American South, a guide to southern culture and history. She is a former Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. In addition to traditional scholarship, she has been working with media, providing historical consultation and crafting oral histories into visual short stories on topics ranging from black soldiers, to enslaved potters, to southern women, to diaspora and migration.

12Pat Noxolo is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Birmingham. She has twenty years’ experience lecturing and researching in higher education. Her research is at the confluence of international development, culture and in/security, and uses postcolonial, discursive and literary approaches to explore a range of Caribbean and British cultural practices. Recent work has focused on spatialities in the novels of Wilson Harris, Maryse Condé and Earl Lovelace; on Caribbean laughter and materialities; on African-Caribbean dance; on re-theorising postcolonial responsibility; and on securitisation in British development and immigration discourses.

13Zoran Pecic is Lecturer at the Department of Culture and Identity at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is the author of Queer Narratives of the Caribbean Diaspora: Exploring Tactics (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and has previously published on Jamaica Kincaid’s travel writing. Zoran is currently working on a project on queer Sinophone cinema and was in 2014 an Affiliate Fellow at the Centre for Cinema Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

14Mélanie Pénicaud is currently pursuing a PhD degree in anthropology at the MIGRINTER laboratory (University of Poitiers, France). Her research interests include the expressions and the passing on of migratory and exile experiences. More specifically, her thesis deals with expressions of the migratory and exile experiences of migrants from the Republic of the Congo through an analysis of various sources based on both written and oral material. She is also interested in memory processes, migrant literature and literature of exile, migration narratives and their circulation, artistic and literary creations on migration, cosmopolitism and transnationalism.

15Evelyne Ribert is a sociologist at C.N.R.S. and a member of CEM/IIAC (Centre Edgar-Morin, équipe de l’Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain, E.H.E.S.S.-C.N.R.S.). She worked on the representations of national belonging in France among youth of immigrant background and studies the memory of the Spanish immigration in France. She is the author of Liberté, égalité, carte d’identité, Les jeunes issus de l’immigration et l’appartenance nationale (Paris: La Découverte, 2006); of two papers ‘Résurgences du passé’, Communications, ‘Passage en revue, nouveaux regards sur 50 ans de recherche’, n° 91 (2012): 211–225; ‘Formes, supports et usages des mémoires des migrations: mémoires glorieuses, douloureuses, tues’, Migrations société, 137, vol. 23 (2011): 59–78; of 2 papers with B. Tur ‘The Role of Spanish Refugees in the Construction of the Migration Memory in France and Spain’, Journal of Intercultural studies, 6, vol. 34 (2013): 714–728, ‘Le choix de la nationalité chez les descendants des exilés et des immigrés espagnols en France’, Pandora, Revue d’études hispaniques, ‘Nation (s)’, 11 (2012): 21–42. And of a report with M. Baussant and N. Venel, Mémoire de l’émigration, mémoire des migrations, mémoire des luttes sociales : trois formes de patrimonialisation de la mémoire de l’immigration en France, Ministry of Culture and Communication, Mission to the ethnology, September 2009.

16Suzanne Scafe is a Reader in Caribbean and Postcolonial Literatures at London South Bank University. She has published several essays on Black British writing and culture and Caribbean women’s fiction. Her recent work includes essays on Black British women’s autobiographical writing, published in the journals Changing English (17: 2), Women: A Cultural Review (20: 4) and Life Writing (10: 2) and for a forthcoming volume for Cambridge University Press. Her essay ‘Unsettling the Centre: Black British Fiction will be published in The History of British women’s Writing eds. Mary Eagleton and Emma Parker in 2014. She is the co-editor of a collection of essays, I Am Black/White/Yellow: The Black Body in Europe (2007), which includes her chapter on the drama of Roy Williams; her chapter on the drama of Caryl Phillips in the forthcoming Modern and Contemporary Black British Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). She has written several articles and book chapters on contemporary Caribbean women writers such as Merle Collins, Brenda Flanagan, Donna Hemans, Zee Edgell and on the Caribbean—diasporic poets Dorothea Smartt, Jean Binta Breeze and Amryl Johnson. She has also published chapters on the Caribbean short story, the most recent of which were published in 2011.

17Debora Stefani earned her PhD from Georgia State University in 2012. She also has an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from Ca’Foscari University (Venice, Italy). While teaching Composition, American and World Literature at Southern Polytechnic State University, she is working on turning her dissertation into a book, tentatively titled ‘Dismantling Power Structures: The Interaction of Identity Modalities in Asian American Literature’. She has two forthcoming articles. ‘National Identity Reconsidered: The Intersection of Ethnicity and Sexuality in The Book of Salt’ is to be published in a book tentatively entitled Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism. ‘Students as Distributors of Knowledge: Participating in a Community of Scholars’ will appear in Technology in the Literature Class: Assignments and Materials edited by Bedford/St.Martin’s Press. Her interests include ethnic American literature and sexuality, gender, race, and diasporic studies.

18Christine Vogt-William, a native of Singapore, studied English, German and Psychology at the University of Essen, Germany. Between 2002-2008, Vogt-William was a junior lecturer and research assistant at the Department of New English Literatures and Cultures at the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. She spent a year (2006 -2007), at the University of York, England as a Marie Curie Gender Graduate Fellow and completed her doctoral thesis on ‘Women and Transculturality in Contemporary Fictions by South Asian Diasporic Women Writers’. Besides publications on South Asian diasporic women’s literature from the US, Canada, England and the Caribbean, she co-edited and contributed to Disturbing Bodies (2008), an essay collection on artistic and literary representations of deviant bodies. Vogt-William was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Women’s Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, from 2008 to 2010. She taught in the Postcolonial and Media Studies Department at the University of Muenster, Germany, between 2009-2011. Vogt-William has embarked on her postdoctoral project at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, entitled: Twins in American and Anglophone Literatures. She taught at the North American Studies department at the University of Freiburg, Germany from 2012 to 2014. She is currently guest professor (in the areas of Postcolonial Studies and Gender Studies) at the English and American Studies department at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

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