Bruce Burgett is Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell, and graduate faculty in the Department of English at the University of Washington Seattle. Burgett is the co-director of the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities’ Institute on the Public Humanities for Graduate Students and a core faculty member in the community-based Master of Arts in Cultural Studies at UW Bothell. He is the author of Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic, and co-editor ofKeywords for American Cultural Studies (with Glenn Hendler). He is currently working on a co-edited collection, New Formations of Cultural Studies: Collaboration, Practice, Research, and a completing book project entitled American Sex: Cultures of Sexual Reform in and Beyond the Antebellum U.S. He has taught, researched, and published widely in the fields of American studies, cultural studies, and queer studies. He serves on the editorial and advisory boards of American Quarterly and American Literary History, and the press committee of the University of Washington Press. He is a member of the executive board of the U.S. Cultural Studies Association and vice chair of the national advisory board of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.