- Notes on Contributors
Douglas M. Charles is an assistant professor of history at the Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny campus, just outside of Pittsburgh. He is the author of J. Edgar Hoover and the Anti-interventionists: FBI Political Surveillance and the Rise of the Domestic Security State, 1939–45 (Ohio State University Press, 2007). He is currently completing two projects, one examining the FBI and its interest in obscenity and another exploring the FBI's obsession with gays and lesbians.
Peter Cryle is a professor of French and director of the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland. His books include Geometry in the Boudoir: Configurations of French Erotic Narrative (Cornell University Press, 1996) and The Telling of the Act: Sexuality as Narrative in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century France (University of Delaware Press, 2002). He is currently working on a history of frigidity with Alison Moore and on the history of sexual pathologies more generally.
Alison Moore is a senior lecturer in Francophone studies at the University of Technology Sydney. She is the author of Sexual Myths of Modernity: Sadism, Masochism and Historical Teleology (Lexington Books, forthcoming). She is completing a number of projects on the intellectual history of sexuality in European cultures. She has published articles on nineteenth-century medical ideas about sexual pathology, on psychoanalytic accounts of Nazism, and on ideas about excretion in late-nineteenth-century France, Britain, and Germany.
Greta Rensenbrink is an assistant professor of history at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Her PhD is from the University of Chicago. Her teaching interests include the history of sexuality and the late-twentieth-century transformations in U.S. culture and society, and her research focuses on lesbian feminism and the history of the body. [End Page 386]
Stephen Robertson is a senior lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Sydney. His first book, Crimes against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880–1960, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2005. Currently, he is collaborating with Shane White, Stephen Garton, and Graham White on a study of everyday life in Harlem from 1915 to 1930, including a GIS-based Web site, "Digital Harlem," and developing a project on surveillance in the United States from 1865 to 1940.
Paul Ryan is the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He previously lectured at University College Dublin, from which he was awarded a PhD. His research interests include the sociology of the family and personal life, masculinities, gay and lesbian studies, and qualitative research methods, specifically, the use of life history.
Simon Stern teaches on the law and English faculties at the University of Toronto. He received a PhD in English from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD from Yale University Law School. He has published articles and book chapters on search and seizure, authorship and copyright law, and the interrelations between law and literature. His current work focuses on fictional characters and the development of common-law standards in nineteenth-century Anglo-American jurisprudence.
Timothy Stewart-Winter received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago and is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies and History at Yale University. His research and teaching interests include politics and political culture, urban geography, and social movements. He is writing a book on sexuality, race, and politics in late-twentieth-century Chicago. [End Page 387]