Edited By sj Miller and Nelson M. Rodriguez
Michael Borgstrom is associate professor and chair of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, where he also co-directs the university’s LGBTQ Research Consortium. He teaches and writes about American literature, sexuality and gender studies, African American literature, and critical race theory—interests that inform his book Minority Reports: Identity and Social Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of their Future of Minority Studies series. Additional work has appeared in journals such as PMLA, African American Review, ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, Journal of Homosexuality, and Pedagogy.
Douglas Bristol, Ph.D., is an associate professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi. In 2002, he received his Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Maryland, where he studied under Ira Berlin. He is a scholar of the African American experience and race relations. In his first book, Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom (2009), Bristol examined the relationship between black barbers and the prosperous white men whose throats they shaved with straight-edged razors from the colonial period to the Great Migration. He is currently working on his next book, The Black Greatest Generation: African American Men and Women in Uniform during World War II. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Institutional ← 217 | 218 → Diversity Committee and the faculty advisor to the Alliance for Equality, which is a student organization on the Gulf Coast campus of the University of...
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