About the Editors
mArtin jAy is Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History at the University
of California, Berkeley. Among his works are The Dialectical Imagination (1973 and
1996), Marxism and Totality (1984), Adorno (1984), Permanent Exiles (1985), Fin-de-
siècle Socialism (1989), Force Fields (1993), Downcast Eyes (1993), Cultural Semantics
(1998), Refractions of Violence (2003), Songs of Experience (2004), The Virtues of Men-
dacity: On Lying in Politics (2010), and Essays from the Edge (2011). His research inter-
ests are in modern European intellectual history, critical theory, and visual culture.
sumAthi rAmAswAmy is Professor of History at Duke University. Her research
over the past few years has been in the areas of visual studies, the history of cartog-
raphy and empire, and gender. She is the author of The Goddess and the Nation: Map-
ping Mother India (Duke University Press, 2010), The Lost Land of Lemuria: Fabulous
Geographies, Catastrophic Histories (2004), and Passions of the Tongue: Language Devo-
tion in Tamil India, 1891–1970 (1997). Her edited volumes include Barefoot across the
Nation: Maqbool Fida Husain and the Idea of India (2010), and Beyond Appearances?
Visual Practices and Ideologies in Modern India (2003). She is currently working on a
book titled Terrestrial Lessons: Conquest of the World as Globe. She is co-founder of a
transnational digital network for popular South Asian visual culture called Tasveer
Ghar (House of Pictures) (http://www.tasveerghar.net).
About the Authors
jordAnnA bAilkin is Professor of History and Women’s Studies and Costigan
Professor of European History at the University of Washington. She is the author
of The Culture of Property: The Crisis of Liberalism in Modern Britain (2004), and The
Afterlife of Empire (2012). She has also published widely on visual culture, colonial-
ism and law, and the effects of decolonization in Britain. She is now working on the
visual and cultural history of decolonization.