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Jenny Barker Devine is an assistant professor of history at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. She received a PhD in agricultural history and rural studies from Iowa State University, with a dissertation titled, "'Our Cherished Ideals': Rural Women, Activism, and Identity in the Midwest, 1950–1990."

Karen J. Blair is a professor of history and Department Chairman at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. She was educated at Mount Holyoke College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has authored The Clubwoman as Feminist: True Womanhood Redefined, 1868–1914 (1980) and The Torchbearers: Women and their Amateur Arts Societies in America, 1980–1930 (1994). She has edited two editions of Women in Pacific Northwest History with the University of Washington Press and produced two reference works, The History of American Women's Voluntary Associations: A Guide to Sources, 1810–1960, and Northwest Women: An Annotated Bibliography of Oregon and Washington Women, 1787–1970. Her latest publication, Joining In: Exploring the History of Voluntary Organizations, is a guidebook for researchers. Her latest investigations involve the organizational activity of nineteenth-century women attending normal schools.

Melissa Estes Blair received her PhD in history from the University of Virginia in 2008. She is an assistant professor of history at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, where she teaches women's history, African-American history, and contemporary U.S. history. She is currently revising her dissertation, "Women's Organization and Grassroots Politics: Denver, Durham, & Indianapolis 1960–1975," for publication.

Glenda Lynna Anne Tibe Bonifacio is an assistant professor in Women's Studies at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. She completed her BS in Social Science (political science) and MA in Asian Studies from the University of the Philippines. In 2000 she was the recipient of the International Postgraduate [End Page 196] (PhD) Research Scholarship in the School of History and Politics, University of Wollongong, Australia. Some of her works on Filipino im/migrant women have been published by the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Review of Women Studies, and Asian Women.

Benjamin B. Cohen is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Utah, where he teaches courses on South Asian history. He has published a monograph and articles on Hyderabad State. He received his MA in South Asian studies and PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Paige Meltzer completed her PhD in history at Brown University in May 2009. She has a master's degree from Binghamton University and a BA from Hamilton College. Paige's work examines the politics of maternalism in twentieth-century America with a special focus on the interstices of gender, power, and constructions of the modern state.

Terrianne K. Schulte is an assistant professor of American history at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. Her research focuses on US environmental history, with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region. She received her PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006.

Lisa Tetzloff is Director of Student Life at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. In 2008 she received her PhD in higher education administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Her dissertation is entitled "'Shall the Indian Remain Indian?': Native Americans and the Women's Club Movement, 1899–1954." [End Page 197]



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