Zafer Aracagök is an academic/musician who teaches art theory and continental philosophy at Bilgi University, Istanbul TR. He is the author of three books (in Turkish) and a number of articles addressing the issues of image, resonance and noise in continental philosophy and in the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari in academic journals such as Revue Chimères, Pli-The Warwick Journal of Philosophy, Parallax, Third Text, Rhizomes, Postmodern Culture and Symploke. His academic book, Desonance: Desonating (with) Deleuze was published by VDM Verlag, Germany, 2009. His musical work is well received, released and performed both in Turkey and abroad such as, UK, France, Germany and Italy. Z.A. organised "Resonances: A Deleuze and Guattari Conference on Philosophy, Arts and Politics" at Bilgi University, santralistanbul in July 2010; and he edited a special Deleuze and Guattari issue for Parallax (Routledge), published January 2012.
Dr. Sarah Cefai is a Fellow in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is interested in the cultural politics of feeling and how questions of power and representation can be reconceived through a materialist approach. Her work primarily concerns the role of feeling in critical theories of identity, the changing politics of identity in neoliberal times, and the biopolitical mediation of subjectivity and material worlds. Sarah's work appears in Participations, Australian Aboriginal Studies, Gender, Place and Culture, Outskirts and Somatechnics.
Arianna Dagnino conducts research on transcultural practices at the University of British Columbia. Her interests in scholarship include the arts and literatures of global mobility, cultural flows, and neonomadism. Stemming from her research is her forthcoming book Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility (2015), an analysis of a new type of literature emerging from artists' increased mobility and cultural flows spawned by globalization. Dagnino's book publications include the novel Fossili (2010) inspired by her four years spent in South Africa and several books on the impact of socio-techno globalization–among them, I nuovi nomadi (1996), Uoma (2000), and Jesus Christ Cyberstar (2008).
Teresa Daniell, a retired USAF colonel, is a doctoral student in the LLC program at UMBC. She is interested in military studies, particularly women in the military and career transitions, and also the discussion around the myth of standard English.
Bronwyn Davies is an independent scholar based in Sydney, Australia. She is also a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. The distinctive features of her work are her development of innovative social science research methodologies and their relation to the conceptual work of poststructuralist philosophies. Her research explores the ethico-onto-epistemological relations through which particular social worlds are constituted. She is best known for her work on gender, for her development of the methodology of collective biography, and her writing on feminism and poststructuralist theory. Author of 17 books and more than 100 book chapters and papers, she now divides her time between writing and traveling. Her most recent books are Listening to Children. Being and Becoming, Routledge, 2014, and The Fairy who wouldn't fly, National Library of Australia, 2014.
Jacob W. Glazier is pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology in Consciousness and Society at the University of West Georgia. Jake's research tends towards a transdisciplinary approach via theoretical and philosophical models and includes subjects like critical theory, embodiment, and desire as well as their relation to praxis and clinical practice. He is working on his dissertation, which deploys Lacanian psychoanalysis and schizoanalysis.
Ruken Isik is a doctoral student in the LLC Program at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) doing research on Feminist Theory looking at Women's Movements in the Middle East and Kurdish Women's Movement in Turkey-Kurdistan).
Sheridan Linnell leads the Master of Art Therapy and Graduate Programs in Counselling at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her doctoral and post doctoral work explores how subjectivity is formed and performed within contemporary regimes that situate moral responsibility primarily with the individual. Sheridan is interested in feminist, narrative and postcolonial approaches to therapy and worked for many years in community agencies and independent practice with individuals and families, particularly those dealing with the effects of abuse. She is a published poet and collaborative artist and has written a book about her experience of practitioner research in art therapy.
Billy Petersen is completing his graduate studies in English at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. His interests include British and American modernism and postmodern culture.
Sudipto Sanyal is an Assistant Professor at a university in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta, second city of the British Raj; now dilapidated and muddy - but with cheap booze!), where he pretends to teach English and they pretend to pay him. His research is to do primarily with narrative and intoxication and similar vague ideas. He cannot speak Japanese.
Nina Schjønsby is an art historian, especially interested in various art practices that address historicisation and archival issues. In her writing she focuses on the 1970s, and various video, collage and montage works, or art publications, where established history writing is being problematized. Until recently she has worked as a lecturer at Oslo National Academy of The Arts and at The University of Oslo, and has been at the editorial board of the Norwegian magazine Billedkunst. She is currently a freelance writer and a translator, and works at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. Her texts have appeared in SITE, Billedkunst, Kunst og Kultur and Ekfrase.
Kathryn Silverstein is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University.
Roger Whitson is Assistant Professor of English at Washington State University where he also teaches in the Digital Technology and Culture program. He is author (with Jason Whittaker) of William Blake and the Digital Humanities: Collaboration, Participation, and Social Media (Routledge 2012), along with several articles on Blake, steampunk, the digital humanities, nineteenth-century British Literature, and comics. Roger is editor of two upcoming special journal issues: the first (with Anastasia Salter) is "Comics as Scholarship" for Digital Humanities Quarterly, while the second (with Andrew Burkett) is "Blake and Pedagogy" for Romantic Circles. He's currently at work on Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities: Literary Retrofuturism, Alternate History, and Physical Computing, which is under contract from Routledge.