Heather Zwicker is associate professor of English at the University of Alberta. She locates her work at the crossroads of postcolonialism and cultural studies, with a particular focus on queer theory and feminisms. Her teaching interests include postcolonial theory and fiction, queer theory, feminist studies, and contemporary African, Canadian, and Northern Irish literature. Some of her recent publications include “Between Mater and Matter: Radical Novels by Republican Women” (Reclaiming Gender: Transgressive Identities in Modern Ireland. ed. Marilyn Cohen and Nancy Curtin, St. Martin’s Press, 1999), “Homosexuality in Zimbabwe” (Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures. ed. George Haggerty, Garland Publishing, forthcoming), and “Gendered Troubles: Refiguring ‘Woman’ in Northern Ireland” (Genders, 1994).