Contributors to Intersections
Issue 37

Michiel Baas is a research fellow with the Asia Research Institute (NUS). Previously he was a fellow with the new Nalanda University (Delhi and Rajgir, India); coordinator with the International Institute for Asian Studies (Amsterdam & Leiden, the Netherlands); lecturer with the Anthropology Department of the University of Amsterdam; coordinator with the Eutopia Institute; and coordinator with the Amsterdam Institute for Social Sciences Research. He holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam and has published extensively on the topic of migration and transnationalism. The book that was the result of his PhD research was published in 2010 titled Imagined Mobility. Migration and Transnationalism among Indian Students in Australia (London and New Delhi: Anthem Press).

Victor Bascara is an associate professor in the Asian American Studies Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Recent essays of his have been published in The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent (edited by Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira, 2014) and in the Asian American Law Journal (2014). He also recently co-edited (with Lisa Nakamura) a special issue of Amerasia Journal (2014) on 'Asian American Cultural Politics Across Platforms.' He is currently completing his next book project on isolationism and US empire between World Wars I and II.
Keith L. Camacho is an associate professor in the Asian American Studies Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the senior editor of Amerasia Journal, the author of Cultures of Commemoration: The Politics of War, Memory, and History in the Mariana Islands (2011) and the co-editor of Militarized Currents: Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific (2010).
Sharyn Graham Davies is Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Sharyn is author of Challenging Gender Norms (2007), Gender Diversity in Indonesia (2011) and co-editor of Sex and Sexualities in Indonesia (2014). In 2014/2015, Sharyn spent time in the US on a Fulbright award and at the University of Cambridge as a Leverhulme Visiting Professor.
Christine 'Tina' Taitano DeLisle is an Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research and teaching interests include: Pacific history, with a focus on Guam and Micronesia, US empire, colonialism, and militarism, native women's histories, comparative indigenous studies and museum studies. Tina has published essays in Women Writing Oceania (a Special Issue of Pacific Studies) and Transoceanic Flows: Pacific Islander Interventions Across the American Empire (a Special Issue of Amerasia Journal). She is currently finishing a book manuscript on the historical and cultural relations between Chamorro women and American Navy wives in Guam in the early twentieth century. Tina has been involved in various public history projects, more recently, as curator for the Guam component of the Smithsonian's 'Between Fences' exhibition and consultant to the Guam Museum. She has also assisted the Chicago Field Museum in the display and use of a traditional nineteenth-century Aotearoa Māori whare nui (meeting house).

Elizabeth DeLoughrey is an associate professor in the English Department and at the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is co-editor of Caribbean Literature and the Environment (2005), Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment (2011) and Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities: Postcolonial Approaches (2015). She is the author of Routes and Roots: Navigating Caribbean and Pacific Island Literatures (2007) and she is currently completing a book about climate change, empire, and the literary and visual arts.
Rebecca Farber is a doctoral student in Sociology with a concentration in Gender/Sexuality Studies at Boston University. Rebecca studies the intersections of transnational feminisms and medical sociology, focusing on health care access and life experiences of Thai transgender women (kathoey) within the context of medical tourism. She began her research on the topic as an undergraduate at Bryn Mawr College, conducting pilot fieldwork in Bangkok and volunteering with with an LGBT health nonprofit, Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand. For her dissertation, Rebecca plans to conduct a mixed methods research project to analyse and illustrate how kathoey have taken on new societal/occupational roles while Thailand has become a global leader in medical tourism. Rebecca has received funding for this research from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Richard Gehrmann is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Southern Queensland. He completed graduate studies at the University of Cambridge on acculturation and the representation of ethnic identity, and has published on race and ethnic identity, and the migration dimensions of intercountry adoption. He is interested in cultural identity, social inclusion and regionalism and is currently researching the Australian representations of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the male body as military costume and the white African diaspora of the late twentieth century.
Ayano Ginoza is a research scholar in the Center for the Study of Women at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University in 2010. She is currently working on her book manuscript entitled The Militourist Island: Culture of US and Japanese Empire in Okinawa. Her recent publications appeared in The Nation, Foreign Policy In Focus, and The International Journal of Okinawan Studies.
Hanny Savitri Hartono is pursuing her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology at Massey University, New Zealand. Her current research focuses on Indonesian media, Muslim mothers, parenting and piety. She gained her Master's degree in Social Anthropology from Massey University. Vitri has written two articles: 'The making of Muslim spaces in an Auckland suburb, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies vol. 14, no. 2 (December 2012) and 'Muslim mothers and Indonesian gossip shows in everyday life,' Indonesia and the Malay World vol. 43, no. 125 (2015).
Andrew Lea is a graduate student in the history of science, medicine and technology at the University of Oxford. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where he also studied the history of science and medicine with allied interests in the studies of gender and sexuality. His most recent research projects have explored topics that range from conceptions of gender variance within psychiatric thought, to the engagements of HIV/AIDS patients with the hospice system.
Hannah Loney is a final year Ph.D. candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis, which draws upon oral history interviews with approximately fifty-five East Timorese women, explores women's memories of the Indonesian occupation of East Timor (1975–99). She has published in the fields of oral history, gender and violence, and memory studies in the Oral History Australia Journal and Oral History Forum in Canada.
Setsu Shigematsu is an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She is author of Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in Japan (Minnesota, 2012) and the co-editor of Militarized Currents: Toward a Decolonized Future in Asia and the Pacific (Minnesota, 2010). She is also director of the documentary film, Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to A New Way of Life and founder of the Guardian Princess Alliance Foundation, a non-profit educational media organisation.
Theresa C. Suarez is an Assistant Professor in the Critical Race Studies concentration of the Department of Sociology at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). Theresa earned a doctorate in Ethnic Studies from University of California, San Diego in 2008, and a master's degree in Asian American Studies from University of California, Los Angeles in 1997. The scope of her research examines the racialised militarisation of gender, family and migration.
Teresia Teaiwa teaches in the Pacific Studies programme at Victoria University of Wellington. In 2008–2010 she received an award from the Royal Society of New Zealand's Marsden Fund to conduct research on Fiji women serving in the Fiji Military Forces and the British Army. She is currently completing a book manuscript based on this research.
Wesley Ueunten is a sansei (third generation) Okinawan who was born and raised in Hawai‘i. He has spent over nine years studying and working in Okinawan and Japan. He received a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and is now an associate professor of Asian Amerian Studies at San Francisco State University. He is also the founder of Genyukai Berkeley, an Okinawan music group, and the president of the Okinawa Kenjinkai of San Francisco.
Alan Williams is a doctoral student in the department of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests include queer studies (particularly queer Asia), affect, globalisation and racial capitalism. Before he delved more deeply into these topics, he wrote a chapter entitled 'Raping Apollo: Sexual Difference and Yaoi Phenomenon' for the anthology Boys' Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre (ed. Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry and Dru Pagliassotti, 2010).

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. Carolyn Brewer, 9 April 2015 1250