Alison Bashford is a historian who teaches at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has published widely in the cultural history of modern medicine. Her most recent book is Imperial Hygiene: The Critical History of Colonialism, Nationalism, and Public Health (London, 2004). With Carolyn Strange she editedIsolation: Places and Practices of Exclusion(London and New York, 2003).
Tracie Matysik is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. There she teaches courses in European intellectual and cultural history and in the history of gender and sexuality. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled "The Turn to Ethics and the Critique of 'Moral Purity' in Fin de Siècle Germany."
Glenn W. Olsen is Professor of History at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. A medievalist specializing in intellectual and ecclesiastical history, he also publishes on modern subjects. He has edited Christian Marriage: A Historical Study (New York, 2001) and is about to publish the following: "The Ecclesia Primitiua in John Cassian, the Ps. Jerome Commentary on Mark and Bede," in Michael Gorman and Claudio Leonardi, eds., Biblical Studies in the Early Middle Ages (Florence, 2004), 3-25; Beginning at Jerusalem: Five Reflections on the History of the Church (San Francisco, 2004); and "Sex and the Romanesque in Occitania-Provence," in a festschrift for James Brundage to be published in 2004.
Norman Smith completed his Ph.D. dissertation, "Wielding Pens as Swords: Chinese Women Writers and the Japanese Occupation of Manchuria, 1936-1945," in the history department of the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Critical Asian Studies Project at the University of Washington. [End Page 137]
Carolyn Strange teaches at the Centre of Criminology and Department of History at the University of Toronto. She has published primarily on the history of crime, deviance, and punishment in Canadian, U.S., and Australian history.