Contributors:

Professor Narendra Bhana teaches at the Graduate School of Business, University of Durban Westville in South Africa.

Rakesh Bhanot was born in India and came to the UK in 1961. He studied Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick in the early 70s before going on to teach English in a number of European countries. At present he is the Programme Manager, Postgraduate Courses in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Coventry University in England. He is the founding editor of Language Issues the journal of the National Association for the Teaching of English and other Community Languages to Adults (NATECLA) and has continued to contribute to this publication since its launch in 1984. He has been the European Co-ordinator and Projects Manager for Public Broadcasting for a Multicultural Europe (PBME). Recently, with Dr Steve Fallows, he co-edited a SEDA/ Kogan Page paper on 'Educational Development Through ICT' and he is the current Chair of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Conference Committee.

Professor Chandrashekhar Bhat is Convenor of the Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora, University of Hyderabad, India.

Dr John Brannigan teaches English at Trinity College, Dublin. He has published on Irish literature, and New Historicism and Cultural Materialism (Macmillan, 1998). His forthcoming book is Literature and Culture in England 1945-1965: essays on Caribbean writing in England since 1945.

Will Barton Catmur is Senior Lecturer in Communication, Culture and Media at Coventry School of Art and Design.

Dr Balasubramanyam Chandramohan is an independent consultant ( Accreditation ) to the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education ( ILT ). Until July 2002 he was a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and Field Manager for Postcolonial Studies at the University of Luton, where he continues his role as Research Supervisor of MPhil and PhD students. He has also taught at universities in South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Algeria and India. His publications include A Study of Tran-Ethnicity in Modern South Africa: The Writings of Alex La Guma, 1925-1985 (New York, 1992). His current research includes work on interdisciplinary pedagogy and diasporic writings. He has contributed an entry on diasporic (exilic, migrant) writing to Hawley, J C (2001) (ed.) Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, Greenwood Press: Westport, Connecticut, 144-50, and is the recipient of a Learning and Teaching Institute grant in order to '... gather data and study the provision for interdisciplinary courses in all UK universities with a view to raising the overall status of such courses.'

Dr Martin Conboy is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design University College and author of The Press and Popular Culture (Sage).

Peter Dean is Field Manager for Media Production in the Department of Media Arts, University of Luton.

Tony Dennis is a freelance lecturer in politics with many years experience of adult and higher education.

William G Feighey is a postgraduate student in Tourism Studies at the University of Luton.

Tim French is Senior Lecturer in Computing, University of Luton

Dr Anthony Fung teaches in the School of Journalism and Communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Andrew Graham-Yooll was born in Buenos Aires of a Scottish father and an English mother. He is the author of about twenty books, written in English and Spanish. Andrew joined the Buenos Aires Herald in 1966. He left the paper in 1976 when he went into exile during the military dictatorship. In Britain, he worked on the Foreign Desk of the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian, and was editor of South magazine (1985-88) and of Index on Censorship (1989-93). In 1994 he returned to Argentina where he became editor-in-chief and president of the board of the Buenos Aires Herald. Since 1998 he has been the papers senior editor. Andrews books include the now classic A State of Fear: Memories of Argentinas Nightmare (1985), which Graham Greene called the book of the year. He is also known for The Forgotten Colony: A History of the English-speaking Communities in Argentina, first published in 1981 and reprinted in 1999. Other books include Small Wars You May have Missed (1983), Committed Observer: Memoirs of a Journalist (1989) and Goodbye Buenos Aires (1999). He has also worked on documentary films, broadcasting, and is a freelance writer for several publications in both English and Spanish. Andrew Graham-Yooll was awarded the OBE in the 2002 New Year's Honours List.

Dr Graeme Harper is a prize-winning novelist and academic. Originally from Sydney, Australia, he now leads the Creative Writing programme at the University of Swansea. He is also a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies and the editor of two forthcoming collections on colonialism.

Leslie Honour teaches at the University of Reading School of Education.

Zafar Khan is Senior Lecturer in South Asian Studies and Community Relations at the University of Luton. He has published widely on Kashmiri identity, South Asian Studies, and social and religious mobilisation among Muslims in the UK.

Dr Sean Palmer is a member of the Humanities Research Group at the University of Windsor, Canada.

Radmila Popovic lectures at the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her areas of interest and expertise include Cross-Cultural Linguistics, Translation, Translation Theory and English as a Foreign Language.

Lauri Ramey is Convenor of Creative Writing and a staff member of the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. She is the co-editor, with Aldon Lynn Nielsen, of Every Goodbye Ain't Gone, a critical anthology of post-World War II formally innovative African American poetry (University of Alabama Press, forthcoming). An article titled 'The Theology of the Lyric Tradition in African American Spirituals', part of a larger study in progress, will appear in 2002 in Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Oxford University Press). She is guest editor of the current issue of BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review (6:2), Vines #9 (Ishmael Reed Publications), and Writing in Education #23 (National Association of Writers in Education).

Martin Ramey has a PhD in Jewish and Christian Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. His current projects include a study of Pauls images of the body using the concept of creative metaphorical blends, and an interdisciplinary treatment of the Southern US in the 19th century which draws upon the fields of religion and literature, and critical and cultural theory. He recently presented a chapter from
the latter project at a symposium in Frankfurt on Uses of Scriptures as a Force of Social Change. That article will appear in a collection of essays by the same name edited by Dieter Georgi and to be published in 2002 as part of the Society of Biblical Literature Press Symposium Series. .

Dr Jacques Rene Rangasamy is lecturer at the School of Art and Design at the University of Salford. He has previously taught in the US, France, Portugal and Mauritius. He wishes to be known as a 'writer, sculptor and academic'.

Dr Manfusa Shams is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Luton and runs courses on social and health psychology and cross-cultural psychology. She specialises in cultural influences on health, minority group behaviour (particularly Asian minority groups in the UK). She is an Associate Editor for The Psychologist, the British Psychological Societys monthly journal, and also a member of the editorial board of the journal Mental Health, Religion and Culture (Carfax).

Dr Ian Spring was previously Field Manager for Media Performance and Media Practices at the University of Luton. Author of Phantom Village: the myth of the new Glasgow (1990) and other works on the media, cultural history and folklore. He is currently working on a cultural history of modern Scotland.

Professor Robert Phillipson is Research Professor, Department of English, Copenhagen Business School.

Rajasree Chandra is from Singapore and is studying for a Master of Arts (Asian Studies) at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia on colonialisation and cyberimperialism.

Graham Symon teaches and researches in the Department of Human Resource Management of the University of Luton Business School. His research interests are management and organizational change in the public sector and education and lifelong learning policy. He has published widely on these topics.

Dr Daya Kishan Thussu lectures at Goldsmiths College, London. A former Associate Editor of Gemini News Service, a London-based international news features agency, he is the co-author with Oliver Boyd-Barrett of Contra-Flow in Global News, published in 1992 in association with UNESCO, the editor of Electronic Empires: Global Media and Local Resistance (Arnold, 1998), and author of International Communication Continuity and Change (Arnold, 2000)

Dr Catherine Wendeler is Senior Lecturer in French, also teaching comparative literature and African literature, at the University of Luton. She is a member of the (British) Association for the Study of Caribbean and African Literature in French. Her interests include new cinema from Africa, French and Francophone contemporary writing, semiotics and literary theory. Her doctoral research at Birkbeck College, University of London, included a study of Body and space in Francophone narratives from the Black Diaspora: Kourouma, Labou Tansi, Lopes, Sassine,Conde, Warner-Vieyra, Beyala; new and old myths; pan-africanist visions;and moorings, broken discourses and genealogies.

Stephen Woodhams is Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, University of Luton.


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