Omar Dahbour is the author of Illusion of the Peoples: A Critique of National Self-
Determination (2003), the editor of Philosophical Perspectives on National Identity (1997),
and a coeditor of The Nationalism Reader (1995), and has published articles on self-
determination, national identity, international law, just war, the ethics of terrorism, and
other topics. He teaches philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the
City University of New York and is affiliated with cuny’s Center for Place, Culture, and
Ashley Dawson is an associate professor of English at the City University of New
York’s Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island. He is author of Mongrel
Nation: Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Britain (2006), as well as of
numerous articles on postcolonial culture.
Cynthia Enloe is a professor of government at Clark University. She is the author of
nine books, including The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War (1993),
Bananas, Beaches, and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics (2000), Maneu-
vers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women’s Lives (2000), and The Curious
Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire (2004). She has written for Ms.
magazine and Village Voice and has appeared on National Public Radio and the bbc.
Melani McAlister is an associate professor of American studies and international
affairs at George Washington University. She is the author of Epic Encounters: Culture,
Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East since 1945 (2001). She is currently working on
a study of Christian evangelicals, popular culture, and foreign relations, tentatively
titled ‘‘Our God in the World: The Global Vision of American Evangelicals.’’ She has
written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Nation and has been
interviewed with cnn, bbc, Voice of America, and npr.