Drucilla K. Barker is professor and director of Women’s Studies at the University of South Carolina. She received her PhD in economics from the University of Illinois in 1988, and her BA in philosophy from Sonoma State University in 1980. Her research interests are gender and globalization, feminist political economy, and feminist methodology. Dr. Barker’s coauthored book with Susan F. Feiner, Liberating Economics: Feminist Perspectives on Families, Work, and Globalization, University of Michigan Press 2004, earned distinction as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2005.
Suzanne Bergeron is currently the director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. Her research interests are in feminist political economy, sexuality studies, economic methodology, and postcolonial understandings of economic development. She is the author of Fragments of Development: Nation, Gender and the Space of Modernity (University of Michigan Press, 2004).
Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and chair of the Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializes in gender, race, work, and the welfare state. Her latest book is The Practice of U.S. Women’s History: Narratives, Dialogues, and Intersections, coedited with Vicki Ruiz and S. J. Kleinberg (Rutgers, 2007). With Jennifer Klein of Yale, she is finishing Caring for America: How Home Care Health Workers Became the New Face of Labor (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
Nancy D. Campbell, associate professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, has published The Narcotic Farm: The Rise and Fall of America’s First Prison for Drug Addicts (Abrams, 2008); Discovering Addiction: The Science and Politics of Substance Abuse Research (University of Michigan Press, 2007); and Using Women: Gender, Drug Policy, and Social Justice (Routledge, 2000). [End Page 236]
Elizabeth Chaney grew up in the woods of southern Virginia. She studied sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning a bachelor of fine arts in May 2008. After working with a community-based arts collaborative in Richmond, Virginia (the X-Pollination Project), she headed west to Marfa, Texas, to intern with The Chinati Foundation. Through the Center for Research on the Poetics of Flight (a semifictional research organization founded by Chaney), she is currently developing a self-propelled mobile living and work space for travel across the southern United States.
Adele E. Clarke, PhD is Professor of Sociology and History of Health Sciences at UC San Francisco and has taught doctoral qualitative research courses since 1990. Her books include Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory After the Postmodern Turn (2005), Disciplining Reproduction (1998) and (coedited) Biomedicalization: Technoscience and Transformations of Health and Illness in the U.S. (2009), Revisioning Women, Health and Healing (1999), and The Right Tools for the Job (1992).
Virginia Eubanks joined the Department of Women’s Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY in 2004 after completing her PhD in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Eubanks came to her research on technology, women’s poverty, and citizenship in the United States through her history of activism in the community media, technology center, and antipoverty movements. She is currently working on a book entitled Technologies of Citizenship: Women, Inequality and the Information Age, forthcoming from MIT Press. Eubanks also cofounded the “Popular Technology Workshops,” where people struggling to meet their basic needs come together to define the social justice issues of the high-tech economy and develop grassroots solutions. The workshops are grounded in the idea that people closest to problems have the most information about them and are most invested in creating lasting solutions. More information about her is available at http://www.populartechnology.org/Virginia/ .
Rachel Joffe Falmagne is professor of psychology at Clark University and President of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology. Her interests and publications center on feminist theory, critical psychology, methodological and epistemological issues for the social sciences, the dialectic of critique, theory and method, and the transdisciplinary feminist study of reasoning and epistemology. Books include Mind and social practice: Selected Writings by Sylvia Scribner (with Ethel Tobach and Mary Parlee) and Representing Reason: Feminist Theory and Formal Logic (with Marjorie Hass). [End Page 237]
Susan F. Feiner is Professor of Economics and Professor of Women...