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Lynda S. Bell is associate professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. Her major publications include One Industry, Two Chinas: Silk Filatures and Peasant-Family Production in Wuxi County, 1865–1937 (1999) and “Who Produces Asian Identity? Discourse, Discrimination, and Chinese Peasant Women in the Quest for Human Rights” in Culture and Human Rights: Beyond Universalism and Relativism (Columbia University Press, forthcoming), a volume she coedited with Andrew J. Nathan and Ilan Peleg. She is a specialist in modern Chinese history with emphases on social, economic, and women’s history. She currently is serving as director of the University of California’s Education Abroad Program in Beijing, where she is also pursuing research on women, politics, and the law in twentieth-century China.<>

Claude Clegg, III, is associate professor of history at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the author of An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad (1997). His current research focuses on African-American emigration to Africa during the antebellum period.<>

Lisa Forman Cody is assistant professor of history at Claremont McKenna College. She has published articles on reproduction, obstetrics, and quack medicine in Gender and History, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. She is completing a book provisionally entitled Reproduction: Childbirth, Medicine, and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain.<>

Stephanie Cole is assistant professor of history at the University of Texas, Arlington. She currently is completing a book manuscript entitled “Servants and Slaves: Domestic Service in North-South Border Cities, 1800–1850.” She also is contributing to and editing a collection of essays that will be published as Beyond Black and White: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the U.S. South and Southwest (Texas A & M University Press, forthcoming).<>

Anna R. Igra is assistant professor of history at Carleton College. Her article, “Male Providerhood and the Public Purse: Anti-Desertion Reform in the Progressive Era,” appeared in The Sex of Things: Gender and Consumption in Historical Perspective (ed. Victoria de Grazia [1996]). She currently is working on a book on deserted women, law, and welfare policy entitled Other Men’s Wives and Children (University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming).<>

Lisa Levenstein is a doctoral candidate in twentieth-century U.S. history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her dissertation is a study of poor women, urban poverty, and the state in Philadelphia between 1920 and 1960.<>

Marjorie Levine-Clark is assistant professor of history at the University of Colorado at Denver. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in December 1997, and is in the process of revising her book manuscript “Body Languages of Labor: The Politics of Women’s Work and Health in Early Victorian England.” Her research focuses on the intersections of gender, health, work, and welfare in nineteenth-century Britain.<>

Michelle Mouton is assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa. She currently is completing a book manuscript entitled “From Nurturing the Nation to Purifying the Volk: Weimar and Nazi Family Policy, 1918–1945.”<>

Robyn Muncy is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is author of Creating a Female Dominion in American Reform, 1890–1935 (1991) and coauthor with Sonya Michel of Engendering America: A Documentary History, 1865 to the Present (1999).<>

Stephanie J. Shaw is associate professor of history at The Ohio State University. She is author of What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers during the Jim Crow Era (1996) and currently is completing a book on female slaves in the antebellum South.

Anne M. Valk is assistant professor of history at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She currently is writing a book on U.S. women’s grass-roots activism and second-wave feminism in the 1960s and 1970s.<>


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