About the Contributors
tony ballantyne
(Ph.D., Cambridge) taught at the National University of Ire-
land, Galway and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, before assuming his
current position as Lecturer in South Asian and World History at the University of
Otago. He is the author of Orientalism and Race: Aryanism in the British Empire (2002)
and editor of a special issue of the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History entitled
From Orientalism to Ornamentalism: Empire and Di√erence in History. He is currently
working on a book exploring the relationship between colonialism and diaspora in the
making of modern Sikhism.
antoinette burton
is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-
Champaign, where she is also a≈liated with the Women’s Studies Program and the Unit
for Criticism. She is the author of Burdens of History (1994), At the Heart of the Empire
(1998), and Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home and History in Late-
Colonial India (2003). She is working on a book about empire and Victorian political
culture.
ann curthoys
is Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National
University. She has published widely on aspects of Australian history, including Indige-
nous history; racial thought and race relations; women’s history; and television and
journalism. She has also written about historical writing, feminist theory, and national
identity. Most recently she is the author of Freedom Ride: An Australian Journey (2002).
Her current projects include a study of the historical experts and the Australian Federal
Court and a book manuscript jointly with John Docker to be entitled ‘‘Is History
Fiction?’’
augusto espiritu
is Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies at
the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In 2001–2002 he was a postdoctoral
fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. His work in progress is entitled ‘‘The
Dilemmas of Expatriation: Identity, Power, and Performance in Filipino-American In-
tellectual Life.’’
karen fang
is Assistant Professor of Film and Literature in the Department of
English at the University of Houston. Her teaching and research interests include Asian
cinema, nineteenth-century British literature, and imperial and postcolonial culture.
Her essay in this volume is part of her ongoing work on the culture of surveillance in
contemporary Hong Kong.
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