Laila Haidarali is a doctoral candidate in history at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is currently completing a dissertation entitled "'The Vampingest Vamp is a Brownskin': Sex, Colour, Beauty and African American Women, 1929–1954."
Dawn Rae Flood is visiting assistant professor of history at the University of South Florida-Tampa. She received her doctoral degree in history and women's studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003 and is revising her dissertation, "Proving Rape: Sex, Race, and Representation in Chicago Trials and Society, 1937–1969," for publication.
Joan Marie Johnson is visiting lecturer in American history at Northeastern Illinois University. She is the author of Southern Ladies, New Women: Race, Region, and Clubwomen in South Carolina, 1890–1930 (University Press of Florida, 2004), and the editor of Southern Women at Vassar: The Poppenheim Family Letters, 1882–1916 (University of South Carolina Press, 2002). She is currently researching Southern women and higher education.
Christine Adams is associate professor of history at St. Mary's College of Maryland. She is the author of A Taste for Comfort and Status: A Bourgeois Family in Eighteenth-Century France (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000), and co-editor of Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth-Century France (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997) with Jack R. Censer and Lisa Jane Graham. She has written on gender, family life, and charitable assistance in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century France, and is currently working on a manuscript analyzing the Societé de Charité Maternelle.
Laura Curran is assistant professor of social work at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Curran has written extensively on gender and welfare history. Her current research concerns ideologies of foster mothering in the mid-twentieth century.
Becki Ross is associate professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of The House That Jill Built: A Lesbian Nation in Formation (1995), co-editor of Bad Attitude/s on Trial: Pornography, Feminism and the Butler Decision (1997), and has written [End Page 210] articles for The Journal of the History of Sexuality, Labour/le travail, Atlantis: A Woman's Studies Journal, and The Journal of Canadian Studies. She is currently completing two books, one on the postwar history of erotic entertainment in Vancouver, B.C., and another on the vicissitudes of queer culture and politics in the "bitchin" twenty-first century. For inquiries, her email address is email@example.com.
Kim Greenwell is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed her MA in sociology at the University of British Columbia. Her research examines representations of race, gender and sexuality in colonial and postcolonial contexts. Her article, "Picturing Civilization: Missionary Narratives and the Margins of Mimicry," was recently published in BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly (autumn 2002). She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Meeker completed his article while a postdoctoral fellow with the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program of the Social Science Research Council (funded by the Ford Foundation). He currently is a historian with the Regional Oral History Office at the University of California, Berkeley, and is completing a book manuscript, "Contacts Desired: Connecting to the Gay and Lesbian World, 1940s–1970s," which is to be published by the University of Chicago Press.
Karen Huber is a PhD candidate at The Ohio State University specializing in twentieth-century French history and women's history. Her dissertation is a study of women on trial for abortion and infanticide in France from 1900 to 1940.
Mary Lynn Stewart is professor of history and women's studies at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Her most recent book is For Health and Beauty: Physical Culture for French Women, 1880–1940 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000). She has published in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture and is working on a book-length manuscript entitled "Fashioning Meaning: Dressing 'Modern' Women in Interwar France."
Marilyn Morris is associate professor of history and the director of the Study of Sexualities program at University of North Texas. She is the author of The British Monarchy and the French Revolution (Yale...