Lionel Larré is an associate professor at the University Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3, France, where he teaches Native American studies and American history. He has published twenty articles, in English and in French, on Native American writings as well as a book entitled Autobiographie amérindienne: Pouvoir et résistance de lécriture de soi (Native American autobiography: Power and resistance in self-writing) (Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2009). He has edited and annotated a collection of John Milton Oskison's writings, due for publication by the University of Nebraska Press in the spring of 2012.
Cristina Stanciu (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011) is an assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches courses in US ethnic and indigenous literatures. Her work has appeared and is forthcoming in American Indian Quarterly, Studies in American Indian Literatures, Wicazo Sa Review, Intertexts, Film & History, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Jennifer Bess is an assistant professor of peace studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Her primary research interests include contemporary fiction by ethnic-American women and Native American studies. She has published notes and essays on contemporary ethnic-American and Caribbean literature in the Explicator, Anglistica, and College Literature and essays on Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa) and the Carlisle Indian School's Red Man and Helper in the Wicazo Sa Review, respectively. [End Page 284]
Jesse Peters was raised in rural Georgia. He is currently professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He holds a PhD in English with a focus on Native American literature from the University of New Mexico. His main area of research focuses on the ways Native American writers use syncretisms in their work. He enjoys flyfishing and riding BMW motorcycles.
Margaret D. Jacobs is the Chancellor's Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and author of White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940 (University of Nebraska Press, 2009), winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize in history from Columbia University.
Katrina Jagodinsky is a research fellow at the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University.
Denise Cuthbert is currently dean of the School of Graduate Research RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, and a member of the research team undertaking the Australian Research Council-funded History of Adoption in Australia. Her recent work on adoption and related topics may be found in Australian Feminist Studies, the Journal of Australian Studies, the Australian Journal of Politics and History, the Journal of Historical Sociology, and the International Journal of Social Welfare. She is the coeditor of a 2009 collection of essays, Other People's Children: Adoption in Australia (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009) and editor of a special issue of Social Policy and Society (vol. 11, no. 4 ) on intercountry adoption.
Marian Quartly is a feminist historian whose work spans labor history, women's history, and, most recently, the history of adoption in Australia. She leads the team that includes Denise Cuthbert and Shurlee Swain on the four-year Australian Research Council-funded History of Adoption in Australia. Marian is a coauthor of the groundbreaking feminist history of Australia, Making a Nation, and has authored and coauthored many articles in Australian and international journals. Her recent work on adoption appears in Adoption and Culture, the Journal of Australian Studies, Social Policy and Society, and Children Australia. [End Page 285]
Shurlee Swain is a professor at Australian Catholic University, where she is also an honorary fellow of the Centre for Indigenous Education and Research. She has a long history of research into child welfare history and is currently a chief investigator on the Australian Research Council, History of Adoption Project, auspiced through Monash University, and on the national Find and Connect web resource project, funded by the federal government to provide contextual and archival information for people who spent time in out-of-home care.
Allyson Stevenson is a PhD ABD student in history at the University of Saskatchewan. Her dissertation examines transracial adoption policies of indigenous children in Saskatchewan and the United States. She is...