Stephanie Barczewski is Professor of History at Clemson University. Her most recent book is Antarctic Destinies: Scott, Shackleton and the Changing Face of Antarctic Heroism (Continuum, 2007).
Marilyn Booth teaches in the Comparative and World Literature program at the University of Illinois, where she also is Director of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. She has written extensively on biography and gender in Egypt, and is working on a project on Arabic prostitution narratives and memoirs.
Peter Carino is Professor of English at Indiana State University, where he supervised the Writing Center from 1987 to 2004. He is the editor of the Baseball/Literature/Culture volumes arising from the Indiana State University Conferences on Baseball in Literature and American Culture (McFarland, 2003, 2004, 2006).
Jesse LaFrance Dunbar has an MA degree from the University of Georgia, and is currently working on her PhD at Emory University. Her research specialities are African American and Victorian literatures.
Kathleen Flake is Associate Professor of American Religious History, Vanderbilt University. Most recently, she published "Translating Time: The Nature and Function of Joseph Smith's Narrative Canon" in the Journal of Religion. She is the author of The Politics of Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle (U of North Carolina P, 2003), and is currently writing a book on the construction of gendered power in early Mormonism.
Ina Rae Hark is Distinguished Professor Emerita of English and Film and Media Studies at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of Star Trek in the BFI Television Classics series (2008), and editor of American Cinema of the 1930s: Themes and Variations (Rutgers UP, 2007); Exhibition: The Film Reader (Routledge, 2002); and with Steven Cohan, The Road Movie Book (Routledge, 1997) and Screening the Male (Routledge, 1993).
Sharon M. Harris is Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She is the author of several books, including Executing Race: Early American Women's Narratives of Race, Society, and the Law (Ohio State, 2005) and Dr. Mary Walker: An American Radical (Rutgers, forthcoming 2009). [End Page 551]
Catherine Komisaruk is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Iowa. She is completing a book titled Colony Unraveled: Labor and Love in Guatemala, 1760–1837, under contract with Stanford University Press
Kathleen McHugh is Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies, and Director of the Center for the Study of Women at UCLA. She is the author of American Domesticity: From How-To Manual to Hollywood Melodrama (Oxford UP, 1999) and Jane Campion (U of Illinois P, 2007), and co-editor of South Korean Golden Age Melodrama: Gender, Genre, and National Cinema (Wayne State UP, 2005).
Jonathan Tadashi Naito is currently a visiting Assistant Professor at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. His research interests include twentieth-century British and postcolonial literatures, travel writing, and performance.
Theodore M. Porter is Professor of History of Science in the Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles. His books include Karl Pearson: The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age (Princeton UP, 2004), Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life (Princeton UP, 1995), and The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820–1900 (Princeton UP, 1986).
Suzanne Rutland is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Hebrew, Biblical, and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney. She has published widely on Australian Jewish history, including The Jews in Australia (Cambridge UP, 2005), edits the Sydney edition of the Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal, as well as writing on issues relating to the Holocaust and Israel.
Nancy Bradley Warren is Professor of English and courtesy Professor of Religion at Florida State University. She is the author of Spiritual Economies: Female Monasticism in Later Medieval England (U of Pennsylvania P, 2001) and Women of God and Arms: Female Spirituality and Political Conflict, 1380– 1600 (U of Pennsylvania P, 2005), and numerous articles focusing on medieval and early modern female spirituality.
Julia Watson is Associate Dean for Curriculum and Administration in the College of Humanities and Associate Professor of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University. She is co-author with Sidonie Smith of Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting...