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  • Contributors

Ari Adut is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of On Scandal: Moral Disturbances in Society, Politics, and Art (2008) and is working on a book about the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution.

Ivan Ermakoff is associate professor and associate chair of sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research interests have centered on decision theory, transition processes, and group behaviors in situations of challenge and uncertainty. He has investigated the etiology of normative shifts (American Sociological Review, 1997), collective decisions challenging basic conceptions of political rationality (Geschichte und Gesellschaft, 2001; Ruling Oneself Out, 2008), and, more recently, processes of state persecution.

Donna R. Gabaccia is director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. She is author of many books and articles on immigrant life in the United States and on Italian migration around the world, including From the Other Side: Women, Gender, and Immigrant Life in the United States (1994) and Italy’s Many Diasporas (2000). She has also written about food, culture, and migration in We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans (1998). She has edited a special issue of the International Migration Review, “Gender and Migration” (2006), and has edited, with Vicki Ruiz, American Dreaming, Global Realities: Rethinking U.S. Immigration History (2006). Her book Foreign Relations: An International History of American Immigration is forthcoming.

Jerald Hage is director of the Center for Innovation at the University of Maryland. He is a consultant for Sandia National Laboratories and the National Atmospheric and Oceanographic Administration and is author of 16 books and over 100 papers and articles.

John R. Hall is professor of sociology at the University of California, Davis. His research spans the sociology of apocalyptic social movements, history, [End Page 111] theory, and epistemology. His most recent book is Apocalypse: From Antiquity to the Empire of Modernity (2009).

Howard Kimeldorf is professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. Much of his research focuses on the historical formation and political trajectory of the American working class and includes two books, Reds or Rackets? (1988) and Battling for American Labor (1999). He has also investigated the contemporary sources and possibilities of ethical consumption as a strategy for alleviating sweatshop conditions in the United States and abroad.

Jan Kok is senior researcher at the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. He is also visiting professor at the Centre for Sociological Research at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and coeditor in chief of The History of the Family: An International Quarterly.

Jonathon Mote is assistant professor in the College of Business at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His research interests focus primarily on the interrelationship between organizational environments and networks of science and innovation. His articles have appeared in R&D Management, the Review of Austrian Economics, and the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and other journals.

Jan Van Bavel is professor of social science research methods and demography at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he heads the Interface Demography research group. His main research interests include reproduction and long-term fertility trends. He is coeditor of Demographic Challenges for the Twenty-first Century (2008). [End Page 112]



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