In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

  • Contributors

Janet Afary, a native of Iran, is an associate professor of history and women's studies at Purdue University. She is currently president of the Coordinating Council for Women in History of the American Historical Association.

Kia Lilly Caldwell is an assistant professor of African American studies at the Institute for Human Communication at California State University, Monterey Bay. She has conducted research on black women's processes of racial and gender identity formation and their participation in antiracist and feminist movements in Brazil. Her research and teaching interests include African diaspora studies, gender and feminist studies, and critical race theory. Her work appears in Revista Estudos Feministas (Brazil), The Journal of Negro Education, and Transforming Anthropology.

Gloria Jeanne Bodtorf Clark is an assistant professor of humanities and Spanish at Penn State Capital College, teaching Spanish language and literature courses. She is also a member of the graduate humanities faculty, with a specialty in Latin American literature and culture. Her latest book is an edited version of La verdad sospechosa by Juan Ruíz de Alarcón, published in 2002 by Juan de la Cuesta Press.

Perlita R. Dicochea earned her bachelor's degree in communication with minors in ethnic studies and women's studies at Santa Clara University and her master's degree in communication and rhetoric at Arizona State University. She is with the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, conducting dissertation research on environmental justice and racism, focusing on Southern California's lethally polluted New River. She is also at work on a novel about salsa club culture and contemporary urban Latina lifestyles.

Michael Hoberman is an assistant professor of English and folklore at Fitchburg State College. He is the author of Yankee Moderns: Folk Regional Identity in the [End Page 226] Sawmill Valley of Western Massachusetts (2000), and is working on a book documenting the cultural lives of Jews in rural New England over the last on hundred years. He lives in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.

Jo Hockenhull is a professor emeritus from Washington State University, where she served as faculty in fine arts, director of women's studies, and associate dean of the Vancouver, Washington, campus. She did her undergraduate work at Knox College and the University of Munich, and her graduate work at the University of Iowa. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows in Scotland, Italy, Santiago, Russia, and Canada. Her work is in the permanent collections of INTEL, AMOCO, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum, among others. She has completed commissions for Columbia Records (Mother's Spiritual, Laura Nyro, No. 39215) and the Washington State Arts Commission (Full Circle, mural in Port Angeles). She served as art director for Frontiers while the journal was in residence at Washington State University. Jo is now working on a series of paintings in collaboration with her mother. She currently is visiting professor of painting and printmaking at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and otherwise can be found digging in her garden overlooking Mt. Hood.

Margaret Hunter is an assistant professor of sociology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her research areas include the intersection of race, class, and gender with a focus on women of color in the United States. Her work has been published in Gender & Society, Teaching Sociology, and Feminist Pedagogies for the Twenty-first Century.

Kelli Lyon Johnson is a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, where she teaches women's studies and English. Her recent projects include "'Girl, I'm Telling You': Denise Chávez and Sandra Cisneros W/Right Chicana Conduct Books" and "Trujillo from Both Sides of the Massacre: Collective Memory in the Novels of Julia Álvarez and Edwidge Danticat." Her research interests focus on Caribbean women writers, women's creativity, violence, and collective memory.

Maria V. Johnson is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology in the School of Music at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. A blues performer, her articles on women's blues and African American women's literature as performance have appeared in African American Review, Arkansas Review, Women & Music, and Black Orpheus: Music in African American Fiction...