- Notes on Contributors
Nicholas Scott Baker is a social and cultural historian of Renaissance Italy. He teaches early modern European history at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and has published on violence and political culture in sixteenth-century Florence.
Lisa Featherstone is a lecturer in Australian history at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has published articles on the history of sexuality, gender history, and the history of medicine. She is writing a book entitled Let's Talk about Sex: Histories of Sexuality in Australia from Federation to the Pill, to be published in 2011 by Cambridge Scholars Press.
Christine Grandy teaches European and film history in the history departments of York University and Huron University College. Her doctoral dissertation addressed the middlebrow film and fiction popular with British audiences in the 1920s and 1930s, including representations of heroic soldiers, villainous profiteers, and female love interests against the backdrop of domestic turmoil. She is currently conducting research on the cultural history of the villain in Britain from 1870 to 1939.
Simon Hall is a senior lecturer in American history at the University of Leeds, U.K. He is the author of Peace and Freedom: The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements in the 1960s (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005) and is currently working on a book exploring social protest movements from across the American political spectrum during the 1970s and 1980s.
Mark McLelland is associate professor in the Sociology Program at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and was the 2007-8 Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese at the University of Michigan. His books include Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) and the coedited collections Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities [End Page 604] in Japan (Routledge, 2005), Queer Voices from Japan (Lexington, 2007), and AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities (University of Illinois Press, 2008).
Courtney Q. Shah received her PhD from the University of Houston in 2006 and is an instructor of history at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington. Her specialties include U.S. history in the twentieth century, gender and sexuality, and medicine. She has published on reproduction, eugenics, race and gender roles, and Progressive Era reform.
Charles Upchurch is the author of Before Wilde: Sex Between Men in Britain's Age of Reform (University of California Press, 2009). Trained as a gender and social historian, he received his PhD in 2003 from Rutgers University and now teaches courses in British history as an assistant professor at Florida State University. He is currently working on a book-length project building on the ideas presented in his essay in this volume. [End Page 605]