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Charlotte Bunch is Founding Director and Senior Scholar of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. She has been an activist, author, and organizer in the feminist and human rights movements for over four decades. A Distinguished Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Bunch was previously a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in DC, and a founder of Washington DC Women's Liberation, and of Quest: A Feminist Quarterly. She is the author of numerous essays, has edited nine anthologies, and authored Passionate Politics: Feminist Theory in Action (St. Martins, 1987) and Demanding Accountability: The Global Campaign and Vienna Tribunal for Women's Human Rights (Rutgers, Center for Women's Global Leadership, 1994). Bunch's contributions to conceptualizing and organizing for women's human rights have been recognized by the National Women's Hall of Fame and the White House Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as one of the "1000 Women Peace Makers" and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Connecticut. She was actively involved in feminist organizing for the 1980 Copenhagen, 1985 Nairobi, and the 1995 Beijing World Conferences on Women and has been involved in numerous other civil society efforts with the United Nations.

Nandini Deo is an assistant professor in the department of Political Science at Lehigh University where she is affiliated with the Globalization and Social Change Initiative and the Center for the Global Study of Islam. Deo is co-author of the book The Politics of Collective Advocacy in India: Tools and Traps with Duncan McDuie-Ra (Kumarian Press, 2011). She completed her doctoral work at Yale University and has been a fellow at the Sarojini Naidu Women's Studies Center at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. She is currently working on a monograph which examines the Hindu nationalist movement and the Indian women's movement over the course of the twentieth century and another project on the state of civil society and women's NGOs in Afghanistan since 2001.

AgnÈs DesmaziÈres is a postdoctoral researcher at the Groupe Sociétés Religions Laïcités, Paris, France. She received her Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) in 2009. She is the author of L'inconscient au paradis: Comment les catholiques ont reçu la psychanalyse (Payot, 2011). In [End Page 231] her current research, she examines the relation between religious commitment and feminist activism, focusing more specifically on the contribution of religious women's organizations to international women's movement in the post-1945 period.

Thomas Dublin is a Distinguished Professor of History at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dublin is a U.S. social historian with interests in gender, race and ethnicity, and class in the working-class experience. His research has focused on both the industrial revolution in nineteenth-century New England and deindustrialization in the Middle Atlantic region in the twentieth century. His first book, Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860 (Columbia University Press, 1979) was awarded the Bancroft Prize and the Merle Curti Award. His most recent work has entailed creating an online document archive, Women and Social Movements, International—1840 to Present (Alexander Street Press, 2011). He also serves as a co-editor of the online journal/website/database, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, a major resource in U.S. women's history (

Sylvanna M. Falcón is an assistant professor in the department of Latin American and Latino/a studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research and teaching interests are in transnational feminism, human rights, racism and antiracism, Latin America, and globalization in the Americas. Her first book manuscript (in progress) is about the efforts to expand understandings of racism at the United Nations by feminist activists and advocates from the Americas. She is the co-editor of New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights (Routledge, 2011) and serves on the editorial collective of Societies Without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences.

Arvonne S. Fraser is...


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