BRYANT KEITH ALEXANDER
is a professor of performance and pedagogical studies in the
Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.
His research is centered on the trinity of performance, pedagogy, and culture but also
extends into gender/queer studies. His work appears in Callaloo, Text and Perfor-
mance Quarterly, Theatre Topics, and The Communication Teacher and in the books
The Future of Performance Studies: Race, and Family: Exploring Communication in
Black, White, and Biracial Families. He is coeditor (with Gary L. Anderson and Ber-
nardo P. Gallegos) of Performance Theories in Education: Power, Pedagogy, and the
Politics of Identity (2005).
DEVON W. CARBADO
is a professor of law and American Studies and a member of the
Advisory Board for African American studies at the University of California at Los
Angeles where he teaches Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Criminal Adjudication,
and Critical Race Theory. He has published articles in the Harvard Women’s Law
Journal, Yale Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights, Civil Liberties Law
Review, Callaloo, and Berkeley Women’s Law Journals. He is also editor of and contrib-
utor to Black Men on Race, Gender, and Sexuality: A Critical Reader (1999), and
coeditor (with Dwight A. McBride and Donald Weise) of Black Like Us: A Century of
Queer African American Fiction ( 2002), as well as coeditor of (with Donald Weise)
Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writing of Bayard Rustin (2003).
FAEDRA CHATARD CARPENTER
is a doctoral candidate in drama at Stanford University and a
freelance dramaturge; she is a former resident dramaturge of Arena Stage in Wash-
ington, d.c. and Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, n.j. She is a visiting
assistant professor of theatre at the University of Maryland, College Park.
is an associate professor of English and African American studies at George
Mason University, where he teaches African American and American literature. His
essays have appeared in African American Review, Callaloo, and the Faulkner Journal.
He is the editor of Contemporary Black Men’s Fiction and Drama (2001) and the author
of Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, and August Wilson (2002).