Anjali Arondekar is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California–Santa Cruz. Her research interests include colonial historiography, feminist and queer studies, critical race theory, and South Asian studies. Her latest work appears in GLQ (2004) and in the collection Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature (2003). She is coeditor of "Victorian Investments," the Autumn 2002 issue of Victorian Studies, and she is working on a book provisionally titled "For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India."
Claudia Breger, who received her doctorate at Humboldt University, Berlin, is Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication and Culture, Cultural Studies, and Gender Studies at Indiana University (Bloomington). She recently published a book on imaginary configurations of royal power in modernity (Freiburg/Breisgau: Rombach, 2004) and is now working on another book project that addresses intersections of performance and narrative in contemporary culture. More generally, her research and teaching focus on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, film, and culture, with a particular emphasis on (the interrelations of) gender, sexuality, and ethnicity/race as well as literary, media, and cultural theory.
Julian Carter is Assistant Professor of Gender Politics at New York University, where she teaches critical theory and the history of sexuality. She has published essays on the racial politics of early-twentieth-century sexology and the normalizing strategies of sex education; she is also the author of The Heart of Whiteness: Normal Sexuality and Race in America, 1890–1940 (Durham, N.C., forthcoming). Carter is working on a book theorizing the intersection of gender and race in the consolidation of lesbian identity in the 1950s through the 1970s. [End Page 235]
Anna Clark is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and the editor of the Journal of British Studies. She is the author of Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution (2004) and The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class (1995) as well as other books and articles on topics including sexual violence, Anne Lister's lesbian identity, and Chevalier d'Eon and British political masculinity. Her current project is "Desire: Sexual Power and Danger in Europe from the Greeks to the Present."
Linda Garber teaches women's studies and lesbian/gay studies at Santa Clara University, where she is Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She is the author of Identity Poetics: Race, Class, and the Lesbian-Feminist Roots of Queer Theory (2001) and the editor of Tilting the Tower: Lesbians/Teaching/Queer Subjects (1994). Professor Garber holds a doctorate in modern thought and literature from Stanford University and a bachelor of arts in English and American literature from Harvard University.
Sally Newman is a doctoral student in the Centre for Women's Studies & Gender Research at Monash University, Australia. Her dissertation focuses on the textual representation of lesbian desire and the historiographical complexities of archival research for the lesbian historian. She has published articles on lesbian identities in Australia in the interwar period in Hecate: Interdisciplinary Journal of Women's Liberation (2000) and Women's History Review (2002).
Stephen Robertson teaches in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research focuses on sexuality in the twentieth-century United States, childhood, legal history, and hypertext and history. His most recent book is Crimes against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880–1960 (Chapel Hill, N.C., 2005). In collaboration with three colleagues at the University of Sydney he is currently at work on a book and a website on everyday life and the development of African American culture in Harlem in the 1920s, a project based on the case files of the New York County district attorney.
Jeffrey Weeks is Professor of Sociology and Executive Dean of Arts and Human Sciences at London South Bank University. He has written widely on the history and social organization of sexuality and intimate life and is the...