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Sonja Boon is assistant professor of gender studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has broad research interests in life writing (particularly epistolarity), corporeal feminisms, and eighteenth-century studies. Her work has appeared in such publications as Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Life Writing, and Newfoundland and Labrador Studies. Her monograph, The Life of Madame Necker: Sin, Redemption and the Parisian Salon, appeared in 2011 with Pickering & Chatto (London, UK). Her current project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, examines the intersections between life writing, citizenship, and the body in eighteenth-century medical consultation letters addressed to Samuel-Auguste Tissot.

Melissa Feinberg is associate professor of history and women's and gender studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is the author of Elusive Equality: Gender, Citizenship and the Limits of Democracy in Czechoslovakia, 1918-1950, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2006. Her current research examines the ways in which fear shaped political culture in Eastern Europe during the first decade of the cold war. She is an editor of Aspasia, a yearbook of women's and gender history in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

Liette Gidlow is an associate professor of history at Wayne State University. She is the editor of Obama, Clinton, Palin: Making History in 2008 (University of Illinois Press, 2011) and the author of The Big Vote: Gender, Consumer Culture, and the Politics of Exclusion, 1890s-1920s (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004). She is working on a book on the struggle in the United States for women's enfranchisement after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Tomomi Kinukawa is assistant professor of history at the University of the Pacific. Kinukawa received a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in History at Bryn Mawr College. Kinukawa's research has focused on the historical analysis of bio-colonialism, race, gender, and heteropatriarchy, and includes a publication in Archives of Natural History. In a new book project "Health Disparities and Immigration Politics in Cold War Era Japan: The Case of Korean Diaspora [End Page 205] Communities," Kinukawa examines the politics of health as ethno-racial projects and the restorative health movements among the diaspora communities as critique of the cold war-era hetero-patriarchal neo-imperialism.

Rochona Majumdar is associate professor in the department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Marriage and Modernity: Family Values in Colonial Bengal (Duke University Press and Oxford University Press, 2009) and Writing Postcolonial History (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010).

Alison M. Parker is professor and chair of the history department at the College at Brockport, SUNY. Most recently, she is the author of Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State (Northern Illinois University Press, 2010). She and Carol Faulkner co-edit a book series, "Gender and Race in American History," for the University of Rochester Press.

Lindsay A. H. Parker received her Ph.D. in European History from the University of California, Irvine. Her work explores women's history of the Revolutionary period as well as the history of letter writing. Her book, Writing the Revolution: A French Woman's History in Letters, will appear with Oxford University Press in 2013.

Isabelle Richet received her PhD in history from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is professor of history in the department of English and American studies at Université Paris Diderot. Her main area of research has been religious history with a particular focus on gender and religion and religion and social movements. She has published extensively on these topics in French. More recently her research has focused on the role of women within European antifascist movements in between the two world wars. She is currently working on a biography of Marion Cave Rosselli, a British antifascist activist involved in the Italian antifascist opposition. She has recently published the chapter "Marion Rosselli e la fuga da Lipari" in the volume I Fratelli Rosselli: l'antifascismo e l'esilio (eds. Alessandro Giacone and Eric Vial, Rome: Carocci, 2011).

Linda Van Ingen is associate professor of history and director of the women's and gender studies program at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. She teaches courses in twentieth century U.S. and women's history and is presently completing a book entitled Gendered Politics: California Women Running for Office, 1912 to 1970. [End Page 206]

Binbin Yang received her PhD in Chinese and Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently assistant professor of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interest is women's writings in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century China. Her publications include: "'Illness as Metaphor' and the Cainü [female talents] Identity during the Late Qing—Seen through the Case of Zeng Yi (1852-1927)," Research on Women in Modern Chinese History 16 (2008): 1-28; "Valorization as Rhetoric: Women's Moral Authority in 'Debates over Women' during the Qing Period," Annals of the Institute of Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 2 (2008): 323-50; "The 'Self's' Dilemma: Illness and Autobiographical Desire in the Poetry Collection of a Qing-Dynasty Woman Poet," Bulletin of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica 37 (2010): 95-130. [End Page 207]

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