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Mai-Linh K. Hong is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Virginia and holds a J.D. from the U.Va. School of Law. She concentrates on 20th/21st century American cultural studies, using theory and texts from literature, human geography, and law. Her dissertation is tentatively titled “Race and the Martial Imaginary in U.S. Literature and Culture, World War II to the Post-9/11 Era.” Mai-Linh received an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a B.A. from Yale University.
Deborah Scott is in the Geography Ph.D. program at Rutgers University. She is on the human end of the geography discipline, working out of political ecology, (post/anti) development geography, and science & technology studies. Her research interests include international environmental governance, intersections of science and policy, and the politics of agriculture in Africa. Deborah received her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School and her B.A. from Goshen College (Indiana). She worked as an agriculture and trade policy advocate in Nairobi, Kenya for three years; her legal work experience is in international environmental law and policy as an independent contractor.