Paul A. Bové was born in Philadelphia in 1949. He is distinguished professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and editor of boundary 2, published by Duke University Press. Bové has been a member of the Pitt faculty since 1979 and was named a distinguished professor in 2005. Bové also holds affiliations with the Institute for Cultural Studies at the University of Valencia in Spain and the Centre for International Political Studies in Pretoria, South Africa. From 1994 to 1999 he served on the board of directors of the Institute of Postmodern Studies at Peking University.