Deborah Williams is a member of the literature faculty of NYU Abu Dhabi. She writes a bi-weekly column for The National in Abu Dhabi, and is currently co-editing, with Cyrus R. K. Patell, The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volume Eight: US Fiction from 1940.She has published numerous essays and book chapters on US women writers, and has political and humor writing collected in several different anthologies. Her book Not in Sisterhood: Edith Wharton, Zona Gale, Willa Cather, and the Politics of Female Authorship was published in 2001.



Katherine Schaap Williams is Assistant Professor of Literature at  NYU Abu Dhabi. She is a specialist in the early modern period, whose research and teaching focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English drama and its cross-cultural adaptations, disability studies, and performance theory.




Joey Bui graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi in 2016 and has contributed articles to Electra Street 01 and to the first three issues of Airport Road. She is currently working on a collection of short stories based on interviews with South Vietnamese that remained in Vietnam after the war and that live in the diaspora today.





Gabby Flores is a third-year student at NYU Abu Dhabi, majoring in literature. She enjoys watching films and talking about books amongst other things and is starting to realize that her only talent is making bad puns.

Shenuka Corea is a sophomore at NYU Abu Dhabi.



Viviana Kawas is a third-year student at NYU Abu Dhabi.




Cyrus R. K. Patell is  Global Network Professor of Literature at NYU Abu Dhabi and Professor of English at NYU New York. His most recent books are Emergent U.S. Literatures (NYU Press) and Cosmopolitanism and the Literary Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan). For more information: patell dot org.



Sheetal Majithia is Assistant Professor of Literature at NYU Abu Dhabi. Her work focuses on globalization, comparative post-colonial literature, film, theory, and South Asia; she is currently at work on a manuscript entitled  “Modernity and Melodrama.” She has taught courses such as “Rethinking Secularism Through Global Fiction,” “The Postcolonial Turn,”  “Global Traffic,” “Journeys,” and “Literary Interpretation. She co-founded the Global Studies Colloquium in 2010. She is a co-founder of Electra Street and served as Managing Editor from Fall 2010-Spring 2012.

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