Mary Bernstein is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut. Her research, which has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology and the American Sociological Review, focuses on sexuality, social movements, and the law. Her recently published book, coedited with Renate Reimann, Queer Families, Queer Politics: Challenging Culture and the State (Columbia University Press, 2000), connects the microdynamics of gender, sexuality, and the family with the macrodynamics of politics and the law. Currently she is completing a book on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender political strategies and legal change.
Michael Biggs is preparing a book on the American strike wave of 1886, which will explain the rapid rise and sudden collapse of working-class mobilization. On another subject, his article “Putting the State on the Map: Cartography, Territory, and European State Formation” appears in Comparative Studies in Society and History (1999). He teaches sociology at the University of Oxford, England.
Caroline B. Brettell is professor and chair of anthropology at Southern Methodist University. She served as president of the Social Science History Association in 2000-2001. In addition to many articles and essays, she is the author of several books, including We Have Already Cried Many Tears: The Stories of Three Portuguese Migrant Women (1995 ), Men Who Migrate, Women Who Wait: Population and History in a Portuguese Parish (1986), and Writing against the Wind: A Mother’s Life History (1999). Among the books she has edited are When They Read What We Write: The Politics of Ethnography (1993), Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (2001, 3d ed.), and Migration Theory: Talking across Disciplines (2000). She is at work on a National Science Foundation-funded project, “Immigrants, Rights, and Incorporation in a Suburban Metropolis,” a study of immigration in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Elaine Clark is a professor of history in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Essays of hers on social welfare in [End Page 619] the Middle Ages have been published in the American Journal of Legal History and the Law and History Review.
Leo Lucassen is associate professor of social history at the University of Amsterdam, where he directs what is called a pioneer-research on the history of immigration in the Netherlands from 1860 to 1960. He is the author of Zigeuner: Die Geschichte eines polizeilichen Ordnungsbegriffes in Deutschland (1700–1945) (1996) and (with Annemarie Cottaar and Wim Willems) Gypsies and Other Itinerant Groups: A Socio-historical Approach (1998) and is coeditor of Migration, Migration History, History: Old Paradigms and New Perspectives (1997). He has published extensively on gypsies and migration in, among other publications, the International Review of Social History, Crime, History & Societies, the Cambridge Survey of World Migration, Immigrants & Minorities, Ethnologia Europaea: Journal of European Ethnology, Revue du Nord, and Social History.
Thomas N. Maloney is associate professor of economics at the University of Utah. His research focuses on African American economic history, migration, and racial inequality in the United States in the early twentieth century. [End Page 620]