Stephen Amberg is associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His primary interests are American political development and political economy. He is writing a book on the reconstruction of labor status in the United States since the 1970s.
Eric Kaufmann is lecturer in politics and sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is author of The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America: The Decline of Dominant Ethnicity in the United States (2004) and Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities (2004), as well as of numerous articles on themes related to ethnicity and nationalism, and is an editor of the journal Nations and Nationalism.
Andrew Leykam graduated from Hunter College with a major in anthropology. He is pursuing a master’s degree in library science at the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies.
Richard Maisel is associate professor of sociology at New York University. He is author, with Caroline Hodges Persell, of How Sampling Works (1996) and is former president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. His research centers on quantitative methods.
Sharon Sassler is assistant professor of sociology at Ohio State University. Her article “Marital Timing and Marital Assimilation: Variation and Change among European Americans between 1910 and 1980,” written with Zhenchao Qian, appeared recently in Historical Methods. Her areas of interest are ethnicity, immigrant adaptation, and the family.
Sean M. Theriault is assistant professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of The Power of the People: Congressional Competition, Public Attention, and Voter Retribution (2005) and articles in the Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and American Politics Research. He is currently researching party polarization in Congress. [End Page 325]
Dolores Trevizo is associate professor and chair of sociology at Occidental College. She has published articles on various social movements in mid-twentieth-century Mexico. Her current interests include Mexican immigrants in California and the transition to democracy in Mexico.
Peter Tuckel is professor of sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York. His research interests include the factors influencing participation in public opinion surveys and the use of geographic information systems for historical research. [End Page 326]