Neil Gerlach is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. He holds degrees in sociology, anthropology, law, and education and teaches in the areas of social theory, organization studies, and criminal justice. His research interests revolve around the question of changing forms of social governance within late modernity, and he has published in the areas of management discourse, biotechnology policy, gender and technology, and legal sociology and anthropology. His current research project is titled "Negotiating Biogovernance: The State, The Public, and Biotechnology," focusing on the means by which biotechnological discourse is entering into the public sphere. He is the author of The Genetic Imaginary: DNA in the Canadian Criminal Justice System .
Sheryl N. Hamilton is the Canada Research Chair in Communication, Law and Governance at Carleton University. Cross-appointed to the School of Journalism and Communication and the Department of Law, she is currently doing research focused on questions of subjectivity at the intersections of cultural, media, and legal practices. She has published in a variety of places, including Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, the Canadian Review of American Studies, Science Fiction Studies, and Journal of Communication Inquiry. She is a founding member of a feminist technology organization in Montreal, Studio XX, and has a monthly media and culture column on CBC Radio One in Montreal.
Greg Marquis teaches Canadian and criminal-justice history at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. He has written two books and published in Acadiensis, Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, Criminal Justice History, Histoire sociale/ Social History, Canadian Journal of Criminology, Ontario History, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, and Urban History Review. His current project is an examination of alcohol policy in twentieth-century Canada.
Sophie McCall is An Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. Her research interests include contemporary Canadian literature, First Nations studies, and postcolonial studies.
Charmaine Nelson is an Assistant Professor of Art History at McGill University, Montreal. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial and black feminist scholarship, critical theory, the visual culture of slavery, race and representation, and nineteenth-century Neoclassical sculpture. She curated the art exhibition and authored the catalogue Through An-Other's Eyes: [End Page iv] White Canadian Artists-Black Fem ale Subjects (Oshawa, ON: Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 1998). She is the author of "White Marble, Black Bodies and the Fear of the Invisible Negro: Signifying Blackness in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Neoclassical Sculpture," Revue d'art canadienne/ Canadian Art Review 27.1-2, 2000 (September 2003), and co-editor and contributor to Racism Eh?: A Critical Inter-Disciplinary Anthology of Race and Racism in Canada (Concord, ON: Captus Press, 2004).
Lisa Narbeshuber is an Assistant Professor at Acadia University in the Department of English, where she teaches American literature. She is currently working on a book manuscript, "Re-Casting Sylvia Plath: Plath's Poetry as Cultural Confession." [End Page v]