John Hawley is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Santa Clara University, where his research interests include Victorian and postcolonial literature, gender studies, and the intersection between religion and literature. He is the editor of the three-volume encyclopedia, LGBTQ America Today and the forthcoming SUNY Press publication for this conference, Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students & Studies. Among his other related publications are Postcolonial, Queer and essays such as "Lavender Ain't Pink: Emerging Queer Self-Expression in a Non-White World," and "The Emerging Fictionalization of AIDS in Africa." He has served on the executive committee of the Pacific Ancient and several executive committees of the Modern Language Association. He has also served as President of the U.S. Association for the Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies.