- Notes on Contributors
Ernesto Chávez is associate professor of history at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is the author of "¡Mi Raza Primero!" (My People First!): Nationalism, Identity and Insurgency in the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles, 1966-1978 (University of California Press, 2002) and The U.S. War with Mexico: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2007). Currently, he is working on a critical biography of Ramón Novarro.
Lisa Curtis-Wendl andt is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University, Australia, where she currently explores the history of women's political thought in eighteenth-century Europe. She holds a PhD in history from Monash University as well as an MA in philosophy and English philology from the Technical and the Free University of Berlin, Germany. Her prior publications are in the fields of feminist philosophy, ancient Greek philosophy, and Christian mission history.
Thomas A. Foster is associate professor of history at DePaul University. He is the author of Sex and the Eighteenth-Century Man: Massachusetts and the History of Sexuality in America (Beacon, 2006) and the editor of Long before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America (New York University Press, 2007), New Men: Manliness in Early America (New York University Press, 2011), and Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming).
Estelle B. Freedman, the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in US History at Stanford University, is the author or editor of nine books on the history of women, feminism, and sexuality, including Feminism, Sexuality, and Politics: Essays by Estelle B. Freedman (University of North Carolina Press, 2006); No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future [End Page 669] of Women (Ballantine Books, 2002); and, with John D'Emilio, Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America (2nd ed., University of Chicago Press, 1997). She is currently writing a book about the political response to rape in US history.
Ramón A. Gutiérrez is the Preston & Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor of American History and the College and the director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago. He is the author or editor of When Jesus Came, the Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality and Power in New Mexico (Stanford University Press, 1991), Mexicans in California: Emergent Challenges and Transformations (University of Illinois Press, 2009), Contested Eden: California before the Gold Rush (University of California Press, 1998), Mexican Home Altars (University of New Mexico Press, 1997), Festivals and Celebrations in American Ethnic Communities (University of New Mexico Press, 1995), and Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage (Arte Público Press, 1993).
Rachel Jean-Baptiste is an assistant professor of African history at the University of Chicago. She has published articles on the history of sexuality, the law, marriage, gender, and family in Central Africa. Her book on marriage and urban history in Gabon is forthcoming with Ohio University Press.
Alison Lefkovitz received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2010 and is currently a visiting assistant professor at Miami University in Ohio. She is working on a book on the politics of marriage in the United States during the era of women's liberation.
Kevin Allen Leonard is professor of history at Western Washington University. He is the author of The Battle for Los Angeles: Racial Ideology and World War II (University of New Mexico Press, 2006). He is currently at work on a book on African Americans and the environment in Cold War Los Angeles. [End Page 670]