Contributors to Intersections:

Crime, Punishment and Violence

Victoria Cass teaches Chinese language and literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of Dangerous Women, Warriors, Grannies and Geishas of the Ming (1999).
Brian Curtin is an artist and art writer/critic based in Bangkok, where he works as a coordinator for the international program in Architectural Design at Chulalongkorn University. He recently exhibited as part of the 'In Respect to the King' show at Bangkok's Playground gallery and, alongside being a regular contributor to Thailand's Art4D and Fine Art magazines, his reviews, interviews and profiles have appeared in ArteContexto, Contemporary, Flash Art, Frieze and Parachute.
Katie Ellis received her PhD in communications from Murdoch University in 2005 and is an honorary research associate in the school of Media Communications and Culture. She lectures in the faculty of Media Society and Culture at Curtin University. Her areas of research focus on representations of disability in contemporary Australian cinema and writing illness narrative as a way of healing. She has been published online at Senses of Cinema and reviews films for Publications arising from her thesis are forthcoming in Metro and Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies.
Teresa Goudie is currently teaching at the University of Western Sydney. She recently received her PhD from Murdoch University with a thesis entitled, 'Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma and Post-internment Japanese Diasporic Literature.' She is working on a research project to document the history of the Japanese in Australia.

Ronald Klein has been teaching English language, literature and culture at Hiroshima Jogakuin University for seventeen years. His specialisation is Asian English Literature. He was the editor of Interlogue: Studies in Singapore Literature: Volume 4, a collection of interviews with sixteen Singaporean writers, and Silverfish New Writing 5, a collection of new writing from Asia. He has written about Singaporean, Malaysian and Philippine literary views of Japan, which led him to meet Markova.

Malcolm Mintz received his Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of Hawaii where he also did a minor in Southeast Asian Studies. Subsequently he spent three years teaching Linguistics at University Sains Malaysia in Penang and, until recently, was employed at Murdoch University where he developed and coordinated a program of Malay and Indonesian language. Currently Dr. Mintz is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Asian Studies, University of Western Australia. Dr Mintz has also taught in the United States, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. He carries out research on Malay and Indonesian as well as Philippine languages and has published a number of books and articles related to these areas. His latest publication, Vol I: English-Bikol Index; Vol. II: Bikol-English Dictionary (Australia: Indonesian/Malay Texts, 2005), incorporates the seventeenth century Marcos de Lisboa Vocabulario de la lengua Bicol.

Vijay Mishra is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Head of the School of Arts at Murdoch University. During 1998-99 he was Professor of English at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has doctorates from the Australian National University and Oxford, and is the author of many books and articles on literature, aesthetics, cultural studies and film theory. Professor Mishra has served as chairperson of the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Judging Panel.

Miyume Tanji (Ph.D. Politics) is a research fellow at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. She has studied and taught Politics, International Relations and Japanese Studies at Sophia University, the Australian National University and Murdoch University. Miyume’s book Myth, Protest and Struggle in Okinawa is published by RoutledgeCurzon, 2006.


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