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Contributors KALPANA BARDHAN was born in Calcutta, and educated in Calcutta and Cambridge University. With a Ph.D. in Economics, she has researched and taught in Calcutta, Delhi, and the University of California, Berkeley, courses on development economies, agricultural economies, and statistics, and is at present engaged in wholetime research and writing, as Research Associate of the Center for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley. A major part of her recent research publications relate to women and development, and women in development, more specifically, women's work status and life conditions in South and Southeast Asia. She is also working on literature as social commentary, with a collection of Bengali short stories on the various faces of oppression, titled "Of Women, Outcastes, Peasants, and Rebels," forthcoming in 1990 from the University of California Press, and another book in progress on "A Hundred Years of Women Writers in Bengali." YAFFA BERLOVITZ teaches at Bar-Alan University, Tel Aviv, Israel. ELSA M. CHANEY is a Rockefeller Residency Fellow in the Rural Women and Feminist Issues Program at the University of Iowa. Her research and publications center on women in agriculture and forestry, and women in migration, as well as in domestic service. Her most recent publications are two edited collections: Caribbean Life in New York City: Sociocultural Dimensions (with Constance R. Sutton) and Muchachas No More: Household Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean (with Mary Garcia Castro). RENÉ DE LA PEDRAJA TOMAN, Assistant Professor of History at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1977. He has published extensively in Spanish and English on the social and economic history of Columbia; his latest book is Energy Politics in Columbia (1989). De La Pedraja Toman is currently working on the history of steamship companies in Latin America. SUSAN GEIGER is Associate Professor of Women's Studies and the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies at the University of Minnesota, and coeditor , with other members of the Personal Narratives Group, of Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives. She has written articles on life history research, on feminist pedagogy and on African women's history. As recipient of a Rockefeller Humanist-in-Residence fellowship at the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona, she is currently writing a history of Tanzania's nationalist movement based on the life histories of women activists. 252 Journal of Women's History Spring KAREN TRANBERG HANSEN is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. In addition to her interest in gender and imperialism , she is exploring broad questions of political economy in terms of class, race, and gender. Her several rounds of fieldwork in Zambia have resulted in the publication of articles on gender, the informal sector, housing and urbanization. She is the author of Distant Companions: Servants and Employers in Zambia 1900-1985 (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1989) and is currently editing an anthology of interdisciplinary essays on Domesticity : African Constructions of Space, Work, and Gender to be published by Rutgers University Press. CATHERINE LUNDOFF is a graduate student in feminist anthropology at the U. of Iowa. Her field of study includes women in development, reproductive rights, and methodology in feminist ethnography. MICHELLE MASKIELL received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University. Author of Women Between Cultures: The Lives ofKinnaird College Alumnae in British India, she has also published articles on women and Islamization in Pakistan in the 1980s, and on women's work in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century rural household economies in Punjab. Her current research interest is a broad study of gender, kinship, and the state in colonial India. JANAKI NAIR is a graduate student at Syracuse University and is completing her dissertation entitled "The formation of the working class in Bangalore , 1900-1956". Her special interests include labour and women's history. JUDITH TUCKER is an Associate Professor of History and Chair of Programs in Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Publications include Women in Nineteenth century Egypt, published by Cambridge University Press in 1985. Current research is focused...


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