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Choi Chatterjee is associate professor of history at California State University, Los Angeles. She is the author of Celebrating Women: Gender, Festival Culture, and Bolshevik Ideology, 1910–1939 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002). She is currently writing a history of American experiences in Russia and the Soviet Union from 1860 to 1939.

Helen Laville is a lecturer in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She is the author of Cold War Women (Manchester University Press, 2002). She is currently working on U.S. responses to the use of the Commission on the Status of Women as a propaganda battleground. She may be contacted

Jacqueline Castledine received her PhD in women’s and gender history from Rutgers University. She is an assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies in the graduate studies program at SUNY, Empire State College, as well as a coordinator of historical studies for the college’s Center for Distance Learning. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled “Beyond McCarthyism: Progressive Women’s Peace Politics, 1945–1975.”

Wendy Pojmann is an assistant professor of modern European history at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. She is the author of Immigrant Women and Feminism in Italy (Ashgate, 2006), and editor of Migration and Activism in Europe since 1945 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Pojmann is currently completing a manuscript on the international activities of women’s associations in postwar Italy. She can be contacted

Jennifer Mittelstadt is assistant professor of history and women’s studies at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on gender, race, social policy, and politics in post-WWII United States. She is the author of From Welfare to Workfare: The Unintended Consequences of Liberal Reform, 1945–1965 (University of North Carolina Press, 2005), and co-author of the forthcoming Welfare in the United States: A History with Documents (Routledge, 2008). She currently is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where she is writing a history of the American military welfare state. [End Page 213]

Ruth Vanita is professor at the University of Montana, and author of several books, including Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-Sex Love and the English Literary Imagination; Same-Sex Love in India: Readings from Literature and History; and Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West.

Christine Jacobson Carter teaches American history and women’s history at Emory University, where she received her PhD. Her publications include Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800–1865 (University of Illinois Press, 2006), and The Diary of Dolly Lunt Burge, 1848–1879 (University of Georgia Press, 1997). Her next project is a narrative synthesis of American women during the Civil War era.

Jacqueline Murray is professor of history at the University of Guelph, where she also served as dean of the College of Arts from 2001–2006. Her research focuses on gender and sex and sexuality in premodern Europe. Her current project examines questions of male sexuality and masculine embodiment during the Middle Ages. Recent articles have examined such issues as castration, nocturnal emissions, and the construction of masculinity. She is editor of Love, Marriage, and the Family in the Middle Ages (University of Toronto Press, 2001), and Conflicted Identities and Multiple Masculinities: Men in the Medieval West (Routledge, 1999).

Valerie J. Korinek is professor and chair, Department of History, University of Saskatchewan. A Canadian cultural and gender historian, she is the author of Roughing It in the Suburbs: Reading Chatelaine Magazine in the Fifties and Sixties (University of Toronto Press, 2000). She is presently completing a monograph entitled “Prairie Fairies: The History of Gay and Lesbian Communities in Western Canada, 1945–1985.”

Martha Vicinus is the Eliza M. Mosher Distinguished University Professor of English, Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Michigan. Her interdisciplinary work has long crossed these fields, with a focus on Victorian England and the history of sexuality. She is currently working on a group of fin-de-siècle cosmopolitan women writers living in Italy and France. When not reading forgotten women writers, she spends as much...


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