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Constance Hoffman Berman is professor of history and Collegiate Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, where she has taught since 1988. She is the author of many books, articles, and reviews, including: Medieval Agriculture, the Southern-French Countryside, and the Early Cistercians (1986); The Cistercian Evolution: The Invention of a Religious Order in Twelfth-Century Europe (2000); Women and Monasticism in Medieval Europe (2002); Medieval Religion: New Approaches (2005). She has two book-length works in progress: The White Nuns: Cistercian Abbeys for Women and their Property in Medieval Europe and Women's Work and European Economic Expansion: 1050–1250 AD. She can be contacted at

Sara Stidstone Gronim is assistant professor of history at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. She is the author of Everyday Nature: Knowledge of the Natural World in Colonial New York (Rutgers University Press, 2007) and is currently working on projects on almanacs and on botanical healing.

Julie Fette is assistant professor of French Studies at Rice University. Her main research interests are xenophobia and immigration, women and work, and the role of public apology in coming to terms with the past. She is writing a book, Professional Prejudice, about xenophobia in the medical and legal professions in twentieth-century France. She teaches on contemporary French culture and society.

Elizabeth Sinn was associate professor and deputy director of the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, before she retired in 2004. Among her English-language works are Power and Charity: The Early History of the Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong (Oxford University Press, 1989), reprinted as Power and Charity: A Chinese Merchant Elite in Colonial Hong Kong, with a new preface (Hong Kong University Press, 2004); The Last Half Century of Chinese Overseas (Hong Kong University Press, 1998); "Preparing Opium for America: Hong Kong and Cultural Consumption in the Chinese Diaspora," Journal of Chinese Overseas 1, no. 1 (2004): 16-42; and "Emerging Media: Hong Kong and the Early Evolution of the Chinese Press," Modern Asian Studies 36, no. 2 (2002): 421-66. She is currently an honorary associate [End Page 232] professor at the University of Hong Kong. She is researching for a book on Chinese migration and is senior consultant to the "Hong Kong Memory Project."

Patricia D'Antonio is associate professor of nursing and associate director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Founding Friends: Families, Staff, and Patients at the Friends Asylum in Early Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia (Lehigh University Press, 2006), and the editor of the Nursing History Review. She is currently working on a book manuscript, "American Nursing: Neighborhood Work and National Mission."

Charles McGraw is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History at Wake Forest University. His current research explores the significance of imperial discourse, sexuality, and public commemoration in the crafting of professional nursing identity in the United States.

Carrie N. Baker is visiting assistant professor of women and gender studies at Smith College, on leave from Berry College, where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and director of the Women's Studies Program. She has a JD and a PhD in Women's Studies from Emory University. Her primary areas of research are law, public policy, and social movements. Her book, The Women's Movement Against Sexual Harassment in the United States, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

Nancy Isenberg is the Mary Frances Barnard Chair in Nineteenth-Century American History at the University of Tulsa. She is the author of Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America (University of North Carolina Press, 1998) and Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr (Viking, 2007).

Dolores Janiewski is associate professor of history at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She has recently published New Rights New Zealand: Myths Markets and Moralities (University of Auckland Press, 2005) and co-edited (with Lois Banner), Reading Benedict/Reading Mead: Feminism, Race and Imperial Visions (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004). She is currently writing Righteous Empire and Republican...


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