Sheri Benning grew up on a small farm in central Saskatchewan. Her second book of poetry, Thin Moon Psalm, was published by Brick Books in 2007. Her first book, Earth After Rain, came out with Thistledown Press in 2001. Supported by a CGS SSHRC and a Killam scholarship, Sheri is currently completing a PhD at the University of Alberta where her research intersects the fields of Canadian poetry, ecocriticism, creative writing and environmental philosophy.
Dianne Chisholm researches and teaches at the University of Alberta. She has published extensively in the area of modernism/modernity, with focus on women's modernism, literary theory, continental philosophy and critical theory, queer cultural studies, and ecology and environmental studies. Her books include, most recently, Queer Constellations: Subcultural Space in the Wake of the City (U Minnesota P, 2005). She is concurrently researching the nomadology of new nature writing, and training for trekking and riding across Mongolia with nomad guides.
"Deleuze and Guattari" is completing a Ph.D. in the Department of German at Yale University under the pen name of Jason Groves. His current critical interests include thinking upside down, trilobites, walking, drifting, mushrooms, rhizomes, writing under the influence (of Artaud), and personal narrative. He holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and is a member of the Providence Institute for Psychogeographic Studies (PIPS).
Leslie Dema is trying to live inorganically. She received her MA in philosophy from the University of Guelph and is currently comparing different approaches to teaching philosophy at the secondary school level in Canada versus in France.
Adam Dickinson is an Assistant Professor of Poetry and Poetics at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He has published academic articles on Canadian literature, environmental criticism, and film. His second and most recent book Kingdom, Phylum was a finalist for the 2007 Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in anthologies and literary journals in Canada, the UK, the USA, and (through translation) in China.
Louise Economides is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Montana. She has published work on Blake, Shelley and Wordsworth and has research interests in postmodernism, systems theory and environmental philosophy. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript focusing upon interconnections between romanticism and phenomenology.
Bobby George is currently a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at Goldsmiths College. He is completing a primary dissertation entitled 'Orson Welles: An Aesthetics of the Earth' and a secondary dissertation entitled 'Arakawa and Gins: Philosophers of Life.' Most recently, he has been on leave in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where, with his wife June, he has established The Baan Dek Montessori.
Mark Halsey teaches in the School of Law at Flinders University of South Australia. Prior to this he taught criminology at the University of Melbourne. In addition to his book Deleuze and Environmental Damage (published by Ashgate), Mark's work on Deleuze/Guattari has appeared in Angelaki, Ethics and the Environment, and in the edited collections Deleuzian Encounters and the forthcoming Deleuze/Guattari and Ecology (both published by Palgrave). He is currently in the final stages of a five year interview based study of young people subjected to repeat cycles of imprisonment and release. Articles featuring the work of Deleuze and Guattari within the context of this research can be found in Punishment and Society and the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
Andrew Lopez is a second year master's student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS) at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). He previously earned a BA in philosophy and French from Temple University (Philadelphia, USA). He is presently indexing a trilogy of works by Félix Guattari, forthcoming from semiotext(e).
Stephen Muecke is a professorial research fellow in writing and cultural studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is author of, among other things, a recent monograph entitled Ancient & Modern: Time, Culture and Indigenous Philosophy, UNSW Press, 2004.
Michael Mikulak is a PhD candidate in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. His current interests revolve around ecocriticism, cultural studies, globalization, urban wilderness, critical theory, food politics, and ecotourism. His thesis is about the convergence of discourses in food politics and global warming and the ways in which capitalism is responding to the environmental crisis. In addition to examining the growth of a green corporate culture, his thesis explores the limitations and possibilities of a politics of the pantry in addressing broader questions of ecological modernization, sustainability, and the politics of the everyday.
John Protevi is Associate Professor of French Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received an MA in Philosophy from Penn State, where he studied with Joseph Kockelmans and Alphonso Lingis, among others. He received a PhD in Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago in 1990, with a dissertation under the direction of John Sallis. He is the author of Time and Exteriority: Aristotle, Heidegger, Derrida (Bucknell University Press, 1994); Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida and the Body Politic (Athlone Press, 2001); and co-author, with Mark Bonta, of Deleuze and Geophilosophy: A Guide and Glossary (Edinburgh University Press, 2004). In addition, he is co-editor, with Paul Patton, of Between Deleuze and Derrida (Continuum Press, 2003); and editor of the Edinburgh Dictionary of Continental Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, 2005; North American edition as A Dictionary of Continental Philosophy, Yale University Press, 2006).
Matthew Tiessen is a 2005-2007 SSHRC/Killam doctoral fellow (ABD) in the University of Alberta's Sociology and Art and Design Interdisciplinary Program; he is also an exhibiting oil painter, web designer and illustrator. His research operates within a nexus that includes theories of aesthetics, technology, urbanism, virtuality, and ethics. He is an editorial assistant and blogger for the journal, Space and Culture: international journal of social spaces.