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Corrine C. Bertram, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology at Shippensburg University. Her research focuses on how women and girls understand self-defense and rape avoidance behaviors and how institutions such as schools enable and restrict girls of color and poor and working-class girls' self-protective behaviors. She is coeditor (with M. Sue Crowley and Sean G. Massey) of Between Progress and Marginalization: LGBTQ Youth in and out of Schools (2010).

Eileen Boris is the Hull Professor and chair of the Department of Feminist Studies and professor of history and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she directs the Center for Research on Women and Social Justice. Her most recent books are Intimate Labors: Cultures, Technologies, and the Politics of Care, coedited with Rhacel Parreñas (2010), and, with Jennifer Klein, Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (2012).

M. Sue Crowley is an associate professor in the School of Education at Binghamton University. Her research interests are focused on adolescent identity formation, impacts of child sexual abuse, and critical pedagogy. Her publications include a book, The Search for Autonomous Intimacy: Sexual Abuse and Young Women's Identity Development (2000), and articles in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, the Journal of Family Issues, Women's Studies Quarterly, and Women and Therapy, among others.

Kristie Dotson is an assistant professor of philosophy at Michigan State University. Her research interests are primarily in Africana philosophy (especially black feminism), race, and epistemology. She edited with Robert Bernasconi a series of books entitled Race, Hybridity, and Miscegenation. Recent essays include "Tracking Epistemic Violence, Tracking Practices of Silencing" and "Concrete Flowers: [End Page 106] Contemplating the Profession of Philosophy," in Hypatia, and "Black Feminist Me," forthcoming in Diogenes.

Angela Ellsworth is a multidisciplinary artist and associate professor in the School of Art at Arizona State University in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Her drawings, installations, and performances explore the female body. Aiming to connect the body with art, and public with private experience, her solo and collaborative artworks and performances have examined wide-ranging subjects, such as physical fi tness and religious tradition. She has presented work nationally and internationally at numerous places, including the Getty Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney. The many reviews include Art News and Art in America. She is represented by Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale and Fehily Contemporary in Melbourne. For more information please visit

Marie Lathers is professor of French at Case Western Reserve University. She spent 2008-9 on a Fulbright to Cameroon. She has authored books and articles on nineteenth-century French art and literature, including Bodies of Art: French Literary Realism and the Artist's Model (2001). She also writes in the area of popular culture and women's studies and has just published Space Oddities: Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960-2000 (2010). She is pursuing an MA in English literature at Case Western and is writing a memoir of her year in Africa.

Victoria Piehowski works in Chicago as a legal advocate for survivors of domestic violence. Her undergraduate work in English and Hispanic studies at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota cultivated her research interests in race, gender, and fi lm criticism.

Cheryl A. Wilson is assistant professor of English at the University of Baltimore, and she has also taught literature and women's studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware. She is the author of Literature and Dance in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Jane Austen to the New Woman (2009), and her articles on gender studies and nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature have appeared in Women's Studies, Women's Writing, and Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. She is currently completing a book manuscript on silver fork novels. [End Page 107]



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