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Barbara J. Bergman is a media services librarian and an associate professor in library services at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Jolie Braun is a PhD candidate in English at the University of California, Davis.

Jeong-hye Hwang Choe (full article in 19.1) is a graduate student in the department of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sara L. Crawley (full article in 19.1) is an assistant professor of sociology and affiliated faculty in women's studies at the University of South Florida. She has published in such feminist journals as Gender & Society, Journal of Lesbian Studies, and Hypatia, and she recently co-authored the book Gendering Bodies with Lara J. Foley and Constance L. Shehan.

Alesha Durfee is an assistant professor in the women and gender studies program at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on domestic violence, the social construction of victimization, and social policy. She has taught several courses in these areas, including Women and Violence and Gender, Religion and Global Violence. Outside of academia, she has worked as a victim advocate in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

Julie Ellefson (full article in 19.1) is a professor of chemistry at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.

Aby L. Ferber (full article in 19.1) is a professor of sociology, the director of women's studies, and the director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is the author of White Man Falling: Race, Gender and White Supremacy; co-author of Hate Crime in America: What Do We Know? and Making a Difference: University Students of Color Speak Out; co-editor, with Michael Kimmel, of Privilege: A Reader; and editor of Home Grown Hate: Gender and Organized Racism. She has co-edited two new volumes: The New Basics: Sex, Gender and Sexuality (Oxford University Press, 2008) and The Matrix Reader: Examining the Dynamics of Privilege and Oppression (McGraw-Hill, 2008), both designed for classroom use. She is a member of the Smart-Girl Board of Directors and chairs the Program Committee.

Jennifer E. Lewis (full article in 19.1) is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of South Florida. Her research interests focus on current trends in the teaching and learning of chemistry at the undergraduate level, including the evaluation of curricular reform implementations with an eye [End Page 172] toward both effectiveness and equity. Her research publications have appeared in Chemistry Education: Research and Practice, The Journal of Chemical Education, and The Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Kyoko Kishimoto is an assistant professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University. Her research interests include Asian American studies; cross-cultural analysis of the social construction of race; popular cultural representation of race and ethnicity in U.S. culture and society; the conflict between official and critical history of World War II; women of color in the U.S.; and race, gender, and pedagogy.

Kristina R. Knoll is a doctoral candidate in women studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her dissertation, "Locating Feminist Disability Studies," reflects on some of the current conceptualizations in feminist disability studies arenas, as well as future goals, by incorporating interviews with more than ten scholars whose work spans both feminist and disability studies topics. Additional areas of inquiry for Knoll include: sexual violence; psychopathology and stigma; bridging activism and theory; student mentoring and advising; and medical and psychological ethics and the ethics of care.

Maralee Mayberry (full article in 19.1) is currently the chairperson of the Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida. She has written and taught extensively in the areas of sociology of education, feminist science studies, and feminist pedagogy. A long-time advocate of interdisciplinary curriculum and innovative teaching approaches, Mayberry and her colleague Ellen Cronan Rose compiled an anthology, Meeting the Challenge: Feminist Pedagogy in Action (Routledge 1999), to illustrate how feminist pedagogy can be implemented in a variety of disciplinary settings. Her involvement in feminist science studies originated with a National Science Foundation grant to develop curricular programs linking the natural sciences...


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