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  • Contributors

Kif Augustine-Adams is professor of law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, where she teaches feminist legal thought and public international law. Her research focuses on gender, citizenship, and immigration. She recently published "Gendered States: Comparative Constructions of Citizenship and Nation," Virginia Journal of International Law 41 (2000) 93-139. <>

Marisa Chappell is a doctoral candidate in history at Northwestern University. Her dissertation is entitled "Welfare Rights to Welfare Reform: The Politics of AFDC, 1964-1982.

Rebecca Edwards is assistant professor of history at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She is the author of Angels in the Machinery: Gender in American Party Politics from the Civil War to the Progressive Era (1997) and is currently writing a narrative history of the U.S. Gilded Age and a biography of Populist orator Mary Elizabeth Lease. <>

Cynthia Harrison is associate professor of history and women's studies at George Washington University. She served for six years as chief historian of the Federal Judicial History Office and was deputy director of Project '87, a joint educational effort of the American Historical Association and the American Political Science Association for the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. She is the author of On Account of Sex: The Politics of Women's Issues, 1945-1968 (University of California Press, 1988) and numerous additional articles on women, politics, and policy.

Vivien Hart is professor of American Studies at the University of Sussex, England, director of the Sussex Cunliffe Centre for the Study of Constitutionalism, and a visiting professor of history at the Ohio State University. She teaches about women, politics, and constitutions and is the author of Bound by Our Constitution: Women, Workers, and the Minimum Wage (1994) and other books, essays, and articles on comparative politics and the politics of gender. <>

Rita Huber-Sperl teaches modern history at the University of the Armed Forces in Munich. She is editor of the forthcoming anthology, Organisiert und engagiert. Vereinskultur bürgerlicher Frauen im 19. Jahrhundert in Westeuropa und den USA (Organized and Committed: Bourgeois Women's Associational Culture in the Nineteenth Century in Western Europe and [End Page 219] the United States). Her main research interests include nineteenth-century German urban history, philanthropy, and women's organizations.

Steven D. Kale is an associate professor of history at Washington State University. He is the author of Legitimism and the Reconstruction of French Society, 1852-1883 (Louisiana State University Press, 1992) and is completing a book on high society and political sociability in early-nineteenth-century France.

James N. McCord associate professor and chair of the history department at the College of William and Mary. He is currently working on a book about late-Georgian caricaturist John Doyle (better known as HB). He is also author of "Politics and Honor in Early-Nineteenth-Century England: The Dukes' Duel," Huntington Library Quarterly 62, no. 1 & 2 (2000): 89-114. <>

Karen Offen is a historian and independent scholar affiliated as a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University. She is a founder and past secretary-treasurer of the International Federation for Research in Women's History, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Museum of Women in San Francisco. Her most recent book is European Feminisms, 1700-1950: A Political History (Stanford University Press, 2000). She is completing a book on the "woman question" debate in modern France. <>

Jocelyn Olcott is assistant professor of history at California State University, Fullerton, and a currently a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. She is preparing a manuscript on gender and state formation in postrevolutionary Mexico. <>

Sarah Wilkerson-Freeman is associate professor of history at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She currently is at work on a study of southern women and the transformation of U.S. politics since the 1880s. <> [End Page 220]



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