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Avi Alpert received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. For 2014-2016, he will be a Mellon Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of English and Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University. He is currently at work on a book project with the working title, Unbearable Identities: Essaying the Globe in Idealism, Transcendentalism, and Zen. He was previously in the Critical Studies section of the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program, and a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University. His articles are published or forthcoming in diacritics, Early American Literature, Third Text, Twentieth Century Literature, and Postcolonial Studies. He is also a member of the collective Research Service, a collaborative experiment in performative scholarship. Research Service has performed at the ICA-Philadelphia, the Drawing Center, the Palais de Tokyo, the Lisa Cooley Gallery, and elsewhere.