Tracey L. Adams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario. Her main research interests centre around professions, professional development and gender. She is the author of A Dentist and a Gentleman: Gender and the Rise of Dentistry in Ontario (University of Toronto Press, 2000), and a number of articles on the dentistry and dental hygiene professions. Her current research explores professional developments within computing and IT-related fields.
Mamadi Corra is assistant professor of sociology at East Carolina University, U.S.A. His current research interests include links between classical and contemporary sociological theory, formal models of stratification, and power and status processes. He is author of "Applying Resistance to Ordering in Exchange Networks A Theoretic Extension" (2000) and co-author of "The Gatekeeper" (2002) and "Net Lab State of Knowledge Networking Research in Social Sciences" (1999). His recent work explores relations between minority/majority status and academic achievement.
Neil McLaughlin is an associate professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he teaches sociological theory. His interests are in sociological theory, the sociology of culture and the study of intellectuals from the perspective of the sociology of organizations and professions. He has published in a variety of sociology journals, as well as in intellectual history and such intellectual journals as Dissent. His present scholarly agenda involves three main streams: the sociology of the public intellectual, the social origins of creativity and the sociology of sociology. Neil is studying Edward Said as a "global public intellectual" as part of a SSHRC funded MCRI grant on "Globalization and Autonomy" as well as Canadian professors as "public intellectuals" on a SSHRC funded project with Lisa Kolawchuk and Jeffrey Cormier. He is also working on a study of the Frankfurt School as a "collaborative circle," an essay on Goffman and a larger project on the "field" of Canadian sociology in a comparative perspective.