Rosemary L. Hopcroft is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Most recently, she has published an article on the theoretical implications of regional effects in Sociological Theory; a book, Regions, Institutions, and Agrarian Change in European History (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999); and an article (with Rebecca Emigh) comparing eastern England and Tuscany in the Journal of European Economic History. She also has an article forthcoming in the Oxford Encylopedia of Economic History.
J. C. Sharman is a U2000 postdoctoral fellow in government and international relations at the University of Sydney. Sharman has previously published articles in Comparative Politics, International Policies, and Osteuropa and currently is researching the process of European Union enlargement in Eastern Europe and the politics of tax havens.
Dolores Trevizo is an assistant professor at Occidental College. She earned her Ph.D. in 1998 from the Department of Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles. Her fields of specialization include social movements and revolutions, political sociology, and Mexican immigration to the United States. She has published on the social movements of both peasants and agrarian capitalists in Mexico as well as on the democratization of Latin America.
David Wolcott is a visiting assistant professor of history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He is currently working on a social historical study of the policing of juvenile delinquency in American cities between 1890 and 1940.