Khary Polk writes about race, sexuality, and the movement of African American soldiers around the world. He is Assistant Professor of Black Studies & Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies at Amherst College. Polk received his PhD in American Studies from New York University, and has published in Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity Objectification, and the Desire to Conform,Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, Women’s Studies Quarterly,The Studio Museum in Harlem, If We Have To Take Tomorrow, Corpus,The Journal of Negro History, and Think Again. His current book project is Subaltern Soldiers: Race, Sexuality, and American Militarism, 1898-1948.