Julie Berebitsky is associate professor of history and women's studies at Sewanee: The University of the South. She is the author of Like Our Very Own: Adoption and the Changing Culture of Motherhood, 1851–1950 (University Press of Kansas, 2001) and is currently working on a manuscript that examines the history of coercive and consensual sexuality in the white-collar office.
J. Duncan M. Derrett is emeritus professor of Oriental laws at the University of London, where he taught Hindu law from 1949 to 1982. From 1957 onward he researched Jewish law to illuminate New Testament passages, and from 1989 onward he has been discovering Buddhist borrowings from Greek, Jewish, and Judeo-Christian sources. His The Bible and the Buddhists (Sardini, 2000) supports the hypothesis that at the earliest stage of Christian theology Christians and Buddhists confabulated.
Megan Elias is assistant professor of history at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York. She teaches courses in early American history, American women's history, and African American history. Her book about the home economics movement, Stir It Up, is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Paul Peucker is a historian and archivist. Until 2004 he was director of the Unity Archives at Herrnhut, Germany. Now he is archivist at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He has published extensively on the history of the Moravians.
James A. Schultz is professor of German and director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program at UCLA. His most recent book is Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2006).