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Dena Goodman is professor of history and women's studies at the University of Michigan. Her publications include The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment (Cornell University Press, 1994); Going Public: Women and Publishing in Early Modern France (Cornell University Press, 1995), co-edited with Elizabeth C. Goldsmith; and most recently, the edited volume Marie-Antoinette: Writings on the Body of a Queen (Routledge, 2003). The article published here is part of a larger project on women and the cultural practice of letter writing in eighteenth-century France. She can be contacted at

Anne Gerritsen teaches Chinese history in the history department at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Her research interests include the study of women and gender in Chinese history, and Jiangxi local history. She serves on the steering committee of the Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Network (WAGNet). She can be contacted at

Michelle Mouton is assistant professor of history at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She is completing her first book manuscript, entitled "From Nurturing the Nation to Purifying the Volk: Weimar and Nazi Family Policy, 1918-1945." She can be reached at

Susan Zimmermann is professor of history at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She also teaches in the study module "Global history" at the University of Vienna, Austria. In 2002/2003 she was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. She is the author of The Better Half? Women's Movements and Women's Endeavours in Hungary under the Habsburg Monarchy 1848-1918 (1999), and co-editor of Social Policy in the Periphery: Trajectories of Development and Change in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe (2001). Currently she is working on a book manuscript on internationalism and nation-building in the short twentieth century from a decentered global perspective.

Lisa A. Lindsay is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is the author of Working with Gender: Wage Labor and Social Change in Southwestern Nigeria and the co-editor, with Stephan Miescher, of Men and Masculinities in Modern Africa. [End Page 193]

Molly M. Wood is assistant professor of history at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where she teaches U.S. history, U.S. foreign relations, and women's history. She is currently working on a manuscript exploring the roles of women and children in the U.S. Foreign Service. She can be contacted at

Mary Felstiner is professor of history at San Francisco State University and author of the award-winning biography To Paint Her Life: Charlotte Salomon in the Nazi Era (HarperCollins, University of California, 1994, 1997), and Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis (University of Nebraska, 2005).

Tammy M. Proctor is associate professor of history at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Her most recent book is Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War (2003).

Stephanie J. Smith is assistant professor of history at the Ohio State University. Her article, '"If Love Enslaves . . . Love Be Damned!,' Divorce and Revolutionary State Formation in Yucatán, Mexico," will appear in Engendering Revolution: Gender, the State, and Everyday Life in 20th Century Mexico, edited by Gabriela Cano, Jocelyn Olcott, and Mary Kay Vaughan (forthcoming, Duke University Press). Currently she is revising her book manuscript, "Engendering the Revolution: Women and State Formation in Yucatán, Mexico, 1872-1930."

Mary Farrell Bednarowski is professor emerita of religious studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Her most recent book is The Theological Imagination of American Women (Indiana University Press, 1999). [End Page 194]



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