Peter Atkins is Professor in Geography at Durham University. He is the author of many articles on food geography and food history, and is currently president of the International Commission for Research on European Food History. His book Food in Society: Economy, Culture, Geography was published in 2001 by Arnold, co-written with Ian Bowler.
Jennifer Burns received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. Currently she is a fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, where she is completing a book on Ayn Rand.
Gareth Davies is a university lecturer in American History at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, having previously taught at the Universities of Manchester and Lancaster. His first book, From Opportunity to Entitlement: The Transformation and Decline of Great Society Liberalism, was published by the University Press of Kansas in 1996. His second book, See Government Grow: Education Politics from Johnson to Reagan, was published by the University Press of Kansas in 2007.
Mark Lawrence Schrad is a dissertator and lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research addresses environmental, health, and demographic policies in the former Soviet Union. His current comparative project addresses historic questions of alcohol prohibition in Russia, Sweden and the United States.