Amanda M. Czerniawski is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Columbia University. Her areas of interest include adolescent health and educational policy, culture, and the role of the body in identity formation. She is currently examining deviance and the body in the fashion industry.
Jamie J. Fader is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include social inequality, urban sociology, the consequences of incarceration, and transitions to adulthood. Her doctoral dissertation, “Inside and Out: Community Re-entry, Continuity, and Change among Incarcerated Urban Youth,” uses ethnographic methods to document the outcomes and experiences of a prospective longitudinal sample of 15 young men aged 17–19 who returned to Philadelphia from a facility designed to correct “criminal thinking errors.”
Barbara Schmitter Heisler is professor emerita of sociology at Gettysburg College. Her research and publications concern comparative international migration with a focus on contemporary Europe. She coedited and contributed two articles to “From Foreign Workers to Settlers,” a special issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (1986). Her articles have appeared in the International Migration Review, Theory and Society, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and other journals.
Danielle Kane is a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research addresses gender, culture, and social networks, often from a historical perspective, and her work has appeared in the journal Poetics.
Michael B. Katz is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History and Research Associate in the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has focused on the history of education, urban family and social structure, and social welfare and poverty. His most recent books are The Price of Citizenship: Redefining the American Welfare State (2001) and, [End Page 297] with Mark J. Stern, One Nation Divisible: What America Was and What It Is Becoming (2006). His article “The New African American Inequality,” with Mark J. Stern and Jamie J. Fader, won the Binkley-Stephenson Award from the Organization of American Historians for the best article in the Journal of American History in 2005.
Edgar Kiser is professor of sociology at the University of Washington. He has published articles in sociology, political science, and economics journals on such topics as the determinants of war and revolt, the development and decline of voting institutions, the centralization and bureaucratization of state administration, and the methodology of historical sociology.
Anne E. C. McCants is Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow and chair of the Department of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she teaches European economic and social history and women’s studies. She is author of Civic Charity in a Golden Age: Orphan Care in Early Modern Amsterdam (1997).
Mark J. Stern is professor of social welfare and history and codirector of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. His work focuses on U.S. social history, the history of social welfare, and the social impact of the arts on urban communities. His most recent books are Social Welfare: A History of the American Response to Need, sixth edition, with June Axinn (2005), and One Nation Divisible: What America Was and What It Is Becoming, with Michael B. Katz (2006). [End Page 298]