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Srimati Basu is associate professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Anthropology at the University of Kentucky. Her principal present project, Managing Marriage: Family Law and Family Violence in India, engages with debates about lawyer-free courts, domestic violence and forum-shopping, rape discourse in the context of marriage, reformulating kinship in the postcolonial State, mediation in the context of violence, and transnational engagements with family law reform. Her research on women and inheritance has been published in She Comes to Take Her Rights: Indian Women, Property and Propriety (SUNY Press, 1999). She is also the editor of the Dowry and Inheritance volume in the in the Issues in Indian Feminism series (2005), and has written on property, law, religion, kinship, popular culture, violence, and resistance in various journals and anthologies.

Katherine Crawford is professor of history at Vanderbilt University. Her books include Perilous Performances: Gender and Regency in Early Modern France (Harvard University Press, 2004), European Sexualities, 1400-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 2010). She is interested in the ways that gender informs sexual practice, ideology, and identity, both in normative and non-normative formations. Among her ongoing research are projects exploring the presumptions about corporeal color as a product of gender, recuperating the history of pleasure, and problems of the subaltern in the French Wars of Religion.

Vivien E. Dietz is associate professor of history and humanities at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Her research focuses on the political and economic culture of Britain in the late eighteenth century, and she is currently working on a project on women in the satirical print trade.

Cathy Hunt is a senior lecturer in history at Coventry University. Her research interests include women's work in municipal politics in Britain and in the labor movements of Britain and the US in the first quarter of the twentieth century. In 2008 she was awarded a Nuffield Foundation Social Science Small Grant to examine the regional work of the National Federation of Women Workers (Federation) in Britain and this grant has allowed the development of this article. She is currently working on a history of [End Page 198] the Federation, an all female trade union operating in Britain between 1906 and 1921 and led by Mary Macarthur. The history focuses on its branch and grassroots work, examining the work of organizers and local activists.

Dona A. Patterson is an assistant professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Her areas of research and teaching are African history, public health, and gender. She is completing a book manuscript, which chronicles the emergence, training, and practice of pharmacy in French West Africa and postcolonial Senegal.

Giselle Roberts is an honorary research associate in American history at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of The Confederate Belle (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2003) and the editor of The Correspondence of Sarah Morgan and Francis Warrington Dawson (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004), and A New Southern Woman: The Correspondence of Eliza Lucy Irion Neilson, 1871-1883 (University of South Carolina Press, forthcoming).

Andrea A. Rusnock is professor of history and an affiliated faculty member in Women's Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She is the author of Vital Accounts: Quantifying Health and Population in 18th Century England and France (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and is currently working on the early history of smallpox vaccination.

Mytheli Sreenivas is associate professor of history and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University. Her book, Wives, Widows, and Concubines: The Conjugal Family Ideal in Colonial India (Indiana University Press, 2008), was awarded the Joseph Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences from the American Institute of Indian Studies. Her current research focuses on the cultural and political economy of reproduction.

Heather Tanner is associate professor of history at The Ohio State University. Her first book, Families, Friends and Allies: Boulogne and Politics in northern France and England c. 879-1160 (E.J. Brill Academic Publishers, 2004) offered a new model of political development for northern France through an analysis of the interrelationships between the counts of Boulogne and...


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