Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar is co-director of the Center for Transcultural Studies, and he teaches rhetoric and cultural studies at Northwestern University. He is coeditor (with Benjamin Lee) of the Public Culture special issue New Imaginaries (winter 2002) and editor of the Public Culture collection Alternative Modernities(2001).

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Committee on the History of Culture, both at the University of Chicago. She is also the editor of Public Culture. Her recent publications include The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism (2002).

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