CONTRIBUTORS, 2.1 Fall 2017


Amy Absher has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington.  She is the author of The Black Musician and the White City, from The University of Michigan Press.

Melissa R. Sande is an assistant professor of English at Union County College, where she teaches African American and contemporary American literature and composition. Her research interests include 20th-century American fiction and Caribbean women's fiction. She received her Ph.D. in 2013 from Binghamton University and is currently working on a book on critical theory in the age of the alt-right.

Arun Sood is Lecturer in English at Plymouth University and former Fulbright Fellow.  His research is centred on transatlantic literary studies and cultural memory during the long nineteenth-century. He currently teaches Romanticism, Gothic Literature, and Critical Theory; and he is also working on several writing projects including a book about the transatlantic cultural memory of Robert Burns (Palgrave, forthcoming 2019). Prior to his academic focus, Arun worked as a travel journalist for The Guardian, Time Out and Schiphol Magazine.  Now settled in Southwest England, the call of adventure and wanderlust is never too distant.