Sarah Mulhall Adelman is assistant professor of history at Framingham State University. She received a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University in 2010 and is currently revising her dissertation for publication. The manuscript examines the construction of childhoods in nineteenth-century orphan asylums in New York City, focusing on negotiations between middle-class managers, poor parents, and the children themselves.
Anna Clark is professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She is the author, most recently, of The History of Sexuality in Europe: A Sourcebook and Reader (Routledge, 2011) and Desire: A History of Sexuality in Europe (Routledge, 2008) as well as Scandal: The Sexual Politics of the British Constitution (Princeton, 2004).
Christin L. Hancock is assistant professor of history at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches courses in modern American History, American women's history, as well as the history of gender and race. She received her Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University in 2006. Her article derives from research she completed for her dissertation entitled "Sovereign Bodies: Women, Health Care, and Federal Indian Policy 1890-1980." Her current research explores the history of gender and race in the beauty industry in post-World War II Portland.
Kimberly Jensen received her Ph.D. in Women's and United States History from the University of Iowa and is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008) and coeditor, with Erika Kuhlman, of the anthology Women and Transnational Activism in Historical Perspective (Dordrecht: Republic of Letters, 2010). She is completing a biography of feminist transnational medical activist Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy.
Jennifer Mittelstadt is associate professor of history at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on gender, race, social policy, and politics in post-World War II United States. She is the author of From Welfare to Workfare: The Unintended Consequences of Liberal Reform, 1945-1965 (University of North Carolina Press, 2005) and co-author of Welfare in the United States: A [End Page 203] History with Documents (Routledge, 2008). She is currently writing a history of social welfare and the all-volunteer army in the United States.
Emily Machen is assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Iowa. She teaches courses in modern European history, including women's history and French history. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled: "Women of Faith, Modernization, and National Identity in France: Catholic, Protestant and Jewish Women Facing the Twentieth Century."
Laura J. McGough is a lecturer at the University of Ghana, School of Public Health, in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. With a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University and a postdoctoral fellowship in sexually transmitted diseases at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. McGough brings an interdisciplinary approach to the study of gender and reproductive health. In addition to publishing numerous articles, her book Gender, Sexuality and Syphilis in Early Modern Venice: The Disease that Came to Stay was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2011. She has worked as consultant on HIV/AIDS programs for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, WHO, and other international agencies.
Amy E. Randall is associate professor of history at Santa Clara University in California, where she teaches courses on Modern Russia and the Soviet Union, ethnic cleansing and genocide, gender and race in twentieth-century Europe, and the history of sexuality. Her first book, The Soviet Dream World of Retail Trade and Consumption in the 1930s, investigates the new discourses of trade and consumption, retail policies, gender roles, and consumer practices that the Stalinist regime's approach to retailing and consumption engendered, and examines Soviet retailing and consumer culture in a broader comparative context. Her current research focuses on gender and sexuality in the post-Stalin era.
Nancy Y. Reynolds is assistant professor of history at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is also an affiliated faculty member in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She received her Ph.D. in history from Stanford University in 2003. Her research interests concentrate on...