The Monologic Imagination
Edited by Matt Tomlinson and Julian Millie
Matt Tomlinson is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Australian National University. Since the mid-1990s, he has conducted research on culture, language, and ritual in Pacific Islands societies. He is the coeditor of several volumes and the author of two books, In God's Image: The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity (2009) and Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance (Oxford, 2014).
Julian Millie is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Anthropology at Monash University. He has completed research on Islamic practice in Indonesia and on the genres of Islamic culture in the region. He has published two books: Bidasari: Jewel of Malay Muslim Culture (2004) and Splashed by the Saint: Ritual Reading and Islamic Sanctity in West Java (2009).
James Barry is an Associate Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He conducts research on the intersections of religious, linguistic, and national conceptions of identity in the Middle East, especially Iran.
Jon Bialecki is a fellow in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of A Diagram for Fire: American Charismatic Religion and the Contemporary Miraculous, which is in press with the University of California Press.
Don Kulick is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology at Uppsala University where he leads the Engaging Vulnerability research program. He has conducted long-term field research in Papua New Guinea, Brazil, and Scandinavia, and is the author of many works on language, gender and sexuality, disability studies, and queer theory.
Philip Fountain is Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He is coeditor of "Salvage and Salvation: Religion and Disaster Relief in Asia" (Asian Ethnology, 2016), Religion and the Politics of Development (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), and "Anthropological Theologies: Engagements and Encounters" (The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 2013).
Zane Goebel is Associate Professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, and author of Language, Migration, and Identity: Neighborhood Talk in Indonesia (Cambridge, 2014) and Language and Superdiversity: Indonesians Knowledging at Home and Abroad (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics, 2015).
Jane E. Goodman is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, author of Berber Culture on the World Stage: From Village to Video (Indiana, 2005), and coeditor of Bourdieu in Algeria: Colonial Politics, Ethnographic Practices, Theoretical Developments (Nebraska, 2009).
Courtney Handman is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work focuses on the linguistic mediation of Christian sociality. Her book Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea was published by the University of California Press in 2015.
Julian Millie is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Anthropology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and author of Bidasari: Jewel of Malay Muslim Culture (KITLV/Brill, 2004) and Splashed by the Saint: Ritual Reading and Islamic Sanctity in West Java (KITLV/Brill, 2010).
Alan Rumsey is the ARC DORA Professor of Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra, coauthor of Ku Waru: Language and Segmentary Politics in the Western Nebilyer Valley, Papua New Guinea (Cambridge, 1991), and coeditor of several volumes including Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context (ANU Press, 2011).
Matt Tomlinson is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra, and author of In God's Image: The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity (California, 2009) and Ritual Textuality: Pattern and Motion in Performance (Oxford, 2014).
Greg Urban is the Arthur Hobson Quinn Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, author of several volumes including Metaculture: How Culture Moves through the World (Minnesota, 2001), and coeditor of several volumes including Natural Histories of Discourse (Chicago, 1996).
Krista E. Van Vleet is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She has conducted extensive research in Bolivia and Peru on the topics of gender, kinship, narrative, performance, and religion and transnationalism. She is the author of Perfoming Kinship (Texas, 2008) and Making Families Through Adoption (with Nancy E. Riley, Sage, 2011).
Kristina Wirtz is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western Michigan University, and author of Ritual, Discourse, and Community in Cuban Santería: Speaking a Sacred World (Florida, 2007) and Performing Afro-Cuba: Image, Voice, Spectacle in the Making of Race and History (Chicago, 2013), winner of the Edward Sapir Book Prize from the Society for Linguistic Anthropology.