Clare Anderson is associate professor (reader) in sociology at the University of Warwick. Her work focuses on the colonial history of South Asia and the Indian Ocean. Her publications include Legible Bodies: Race, Criminality and Colonialism in South Asia (Berg, 2004) and The Indian Uprising of 1857: Prisons, Prisoners and Rebellion (Anthem, 2007). Most recently she has edited a special issue of Contemporary South Asia on the theme "Gender, Identity, Mobility" (2009), and edited the feature "Representing the Andaman Islands" for History Workshop Journal (2009). She is currently writing a book on subaltern life histories in the nineteenth century Indian Ocean world.
Shefali Chandra works on the symbolic, affective, and epistemological routes by which gender produces new forms of cultural power. Her forthcoming monograph, Domesticating English (Duke University Press), tracks the process by which culturally specific ideas of sexual difference propelled the Indianisation of the English language. More recent research entails an exploration of caste, language, and matrimony in South Asian globalizations. Chandra is an assistant professor in the department of History; International & Area Studies; and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Washington University at St. Louis.
Laurel A. Clark is assistant professor of history at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut where she teaches courses on the history of the early United States, U.S. imperialism, sexuality, race, and gender. She earned her PhD in American Studies at George Washington University in 2008. Her article is drawn from research completed for her dissertation about the ways that gender constructions shaped American expansion into Florida in the early nineteenth century. She is revising it for publication as a book. Prior to that project, she published "Beyond the Gay/Straight Split: The Socialist Feminist Community of Baltimore," (National Women's Association Journal, Summer 2007).
Kenneth M. Cuno teaches the history of the modern Middle East at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research has been mainly in the social, legal, and family history of Egypt from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. His current work is on the history of marriage and family formation in Egypt. His most recent publication is Family, Gender [End Page 326] and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia, coedited with Manisha Desai (Syracuse University Press, 2009).
Frances E. Dolan is professor of English at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of Marriage and Violence: The Early Modern Legacy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008); Whores of Babylon: Gender, Catholicism, and Seventeenth-Century Print Culture (Cornell University Press, 1999; University of Notre University Press, 2005); and Dangerous Familiars: Representations of Domestic Crime in England, 1550–1700 (Cornell University Press, 1994). She is currently working on True Relations: Reading, Literature, and Evidence, a study of the relationship between methodological debates in early modern studies today and those in seventeenth-century England.
Eileen J. Findlay is associate professor of history at American University in Washington DC. Her first book, Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870–1920 was published with Duke University Press. In her article, "Courtroom Tales of Sex and Honor: Rapto and Rape in Late-Nineteenth Century Puerto Rico," published in Sueann Caulfield, et al, eds., Honor, Status, and the Law in Modern Latin America (Duke, 2005), Findlay began to explore her current interest in laboring people's artistic and political shaping of oral narratives. She has continued these investigations through the development of two oral history projects, one with Cuban ex-revolutionaries living in Miami, Florida, and the other with Nuyorican return migrants to Puerto Rico. Findlay is in the midst of writing a second book manuscript entitled "Bregando the Beet Fields, Dreaming of Domesticity: Post-War Puerto Rican Masculinity, Rural Labor Migration, and Colonial Populism, 1940–1960."
May Friedman lives in downtown Toronto with her family where she blends academic and social work with parenting. Her current academic work focuses on a critical discourse analysis of mommyblogs as artifacts of modern motherhood. She is the editor, with Shana Calixte, of Mothering and Blogging: The Radical Act of the Mommyblog (Demeter Press, 2009). May writes and presents extensively on feminist approaches to motherhood and attempts to practice empowered mothering...