Contributors to Intersections
Issue 21

Lily V. Chiu earned her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan in 2004 with a dissertation on postcolonial Vietnamese and Francophone Vietnamese literature by women writers, and has taught language and literature in Belgium, Vietnam, and the United States. Her most recent article, 'The Return of the Native: Cultural Nostalgia and Coercive Mimeticism in the Return Narratives of Kim Lefèvre and Anna Moï,' is forthcoming (2009) in a special issue of Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies edited by Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen.

Beverley Curran teaches linguistic, cultural, and media translation at Aichi Shukutoku University in Nagoya, Japan. Recent publications include Theatre Translation Theory and Performance in Contemporary Japan: Native Voices, Foreign Bodies (Manchester: St Jerome, 2008) and articles in Theatre Journal and West Coast Line. Her current research is on the circulating theories, linguistic presence, and performances of translation around the Pacific Rim. She is the editor of the Journal of Irish Studies.
Anne-Marie Medcalf is a founding co-editor of Intersections. Her research focusses on issues of gender and migration in French colonial Vietnam. On this subject, she has written 'Reconstructing a Homeland: Gender, Gallicity and Sense of Place in Colonial Vietnam,' in Carolyn Brewer and Anne-Marie Medcalf (eds), Researching the Fragments: Histories of Women in the Asian Context (2000, New Day).

Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen holds an ARC Australian Research Fellowship at the Australian Centre, School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne. A graduate of the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford, she is the author of Vietnamese Voices: Gender and Cultural Identity in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel (2003) and Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women's Narratives (2005), which was shortlisted for the 2007 NSW Premier's Literary Award. In addition to guest editing this Special Issue of Intersections, she has also guest edited a Special Issue on Southeast Asian Diasporas for the journal Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. Her latest book Memory is Another Country: Women of the Vietnamese Diaspora will be released by Praeger in 2009.

Aileen Paguntalan-Mijares is a PhD candidate at the Gender Relations Centre at the Australian National University. Aileen is an anthropologist engaged in development work with indigenous peoples in the Philippines. She is the author of the book, Nimble Fingers, Clenched Fists: Dynamics of Structure, Agency and Women's Spaces in a Manufacturing Company and a contributor in the edited volume, Negotiating Reproductive Rights: Women's Perspectives Across Countries and Cultures. Her dissertation is entitled 'Moving Narratives: Gender, Indigeneity and Agency in Central Philippines.'

Erica J. Peters is the director of the Culinary Historians of Northern California. She received her doctorate in history from the University of Chicago. Publications include: 'Defusing Phở: Soup Stories and Ethnic Erasures, 1920–2009,' special issue of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (forthcoming); 'Resistance, Rivalries, and Restaurants: Vietnamese Workers in Interwar France,' in Journal of Vietnamese Studies 2:1 (February 2007); 'Taste, Taxes, and Technologies: Industrializing Rice Alcohol in Northern Vietnam, 1902–1913,' in French Historical Studies 27:3 (2004); and 'Culinary Crossings and Disruptive Identities: Contesting Colonial Categories in Everyday Life,' in Of Vietnam: Identities in Dialogue, ed. Jane Winston (New York: Saint Martin's Press, 2001). She is currently finishing a book manuscript on the politics of food and drink in nineteenth-century Vietnam.

Gwenola Ricordeau received her Ph.D. in Social sciences at the University of Paris-IV (Sorbonne, France). She has been an associate researcher at the University of Lille-III (France), associate professor at the University of Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines) and she has held a fellowship at the Third World Studies Center (University of the Philippines, Manila). She is currently an associate professor at the University of Lille-I (France). She has published a book and several articles on gender identities and sexualities in French prisons. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and seminars in France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland and Canada. She is working on intermarriages, gender and race stereotypes in the Philippines.

Katsuhiko Suganuma is an Assistant Professor at the Center for International Education and Research at Oita University in Japan. His research focuses on contemporary Japanese sexuality politics, queer globalisation and post-colonial feminism. He has published critical essays on gay and lesbian sexualities in contemporary Japan. He is a co-editor of Queer Voices from Japan (Lexington Books, 2007). He is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Queer Studies Japan.
Jack A. Yeager is Professor of French Studies and Women's & Gender Studies at Louisiana State University. His work focuses on narrative literature in French by writers who 'come from' Vietnam. Jack spent a spring 2009 sabbatical working in Ha-noi.


Published with the support of the Gender Relations Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.
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