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Jean Allman teaches African history at Washington University, St. Louis, where she is the J. H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities. Her recent books include Fashioning Africa: Power and the Politics of Dress (Indiana University Press, 2004) and Tongnaab: The History of a West African God, with John Parker (Indiana University Press, 2005). Her research on gender and colonialism has appeared in the Journal of African History, Africa, Gender and History, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Radical History Review, and History Workshop Journal. With Antoinette Burton, she edits the Journal of Women's History.

Jocelyn Olcott is an associate professor in the department of history at Duke University. She is the author of Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico (Duke University Press, 2005) and co-editor with Mary Kay Vaughan and Gabriela Cano of Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics, and Power in Modern Mexico (Duke University Press, 2006). She is currently working on a book on the 1975 International Women's Year Conference in Mexico City as well as a full-length biography of Concha Michel.

Robyn Muncy is an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is author of Creating a Female Dominion in American Reform, 1890–1935 (Oxford University Press, 1991) and, with Sonya Michel, of Engendering America: A Documentary History from 1865 to the Present (McGraw–Hill, 1999). She is currently writing a biography of Josephine Roche.

Allison Berg is an associate professor of humanities, culture, and writing at James Madison College, an interdisciplinary college of public affairs at Michigan State University. She is the author of Mothering the Race: Women's Narratives of Reproduction, 1890–1930 (University of Illinois Press, 2002) and several articles on African American literature and culture.

Ellen Fleischmann is an associate professor of history at the University of Dayton. She received her PhD from Georgetown University in 1996. Her research interests include history of women and gender in the Middle East, women's movements in the Mashriq, Palestinian history, and history of missions in the Middle East. She is author of The Nation and Its 'New' Women: The Palestinian Women's Movement, 1920–1948 (University [End Page 204] of California Press, 2003). Other publications have appeared in Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Journal of Palestine Studies, History Workshop Journal, Jerusalem Quarterly File, Women's History Review, and several edited volumes. She is currently working on a book tentatively entitled "'Under an American Roof': The Encounter Among Women of Greater Syria and American Protestant Missionaries, c. 1840–1945."

Rebecca Ginsburg is an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her forthcoming book on the landscapes of domestic service in South Africa, At Home With Apartheid, is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press. Her current research interests include the geographies of the Atlantic slave trade and escapes from North American slavery.

Devoney Looser is a professor of English at the University of Missouri. She is the author of Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750–1850 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) and British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670–1820 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000). Since 2004, she has served as the co-editor of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies. She is at work on a biography of the nineteenth-century sister novelists Jane and Anna Maria Porter.

Kathryn J. Oberdeck is an associate professor of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches U.S. cultural and intellectual history and social theory. She is the author of The Evangelist and the Impresario: Religion, Entertainment, and Cultural Politics in America, 1884–1914 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999), as well as articles in American Quarterly, Radical History Review, Gender and History, and in several edited collections. She is currently at work on a history of culturally contested meanings of space, place, and hygiene in the welfare capitalist town built by the plumbing manufacturer Kohler of Kohler in Wisconsin. She traces these meanings as they played out in regional, national, and global networks of town planning, industrial class conflict, domestic labor, and modern plumbing.

Eve M. Troutt Powell is an associate professor...


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