John Maerhofer teaches English and interdisciplinary studies in the City University of New York System and at Farmingdale State College, SUNY. His first book, Rethinking the Vanguard, was published in 2009, and his critical work has appeared in Cultural Logic, College Literature, Monthly Review Online, Science & Society, and International Critical Thought. His current book project focuses on the history of anti-imperialist aesthetics in Asia.