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Nan Alamilla Boyd is a professor of women and gender studies at San Francisco State University. She teaches courses on the history of sexuality, queer theory, and feminist research methods. Her publications include Wide Open Town: A History of Queer San Francisco to 1965 (2003) and the co-edited volume Bodies of Evidence: The Practice of Queer Oral History (2012).

LeeRay M. Costa is an associate professor of gender and women’s studies and anthropology at Hollins University. Her research focuses on social change, women’s activism, nongovernmental organizations, and feminist pedagogy. She has conducted ethnographic research in Thailand, Hawai’i, and Virginia. She was an NWSA Teagle Fellow in Civic Engagement in 2010.

Betsy Eudey is the director and an associate professor of gender studies and the director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at California State University Stanislaus. She has been teaching in women’s and gender studies since 1998 and teaching online courses since 2000.

Michelle M. Jacob (Yakama) is an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of San Diego and the director of the Center for Native Health & Culture at Heritage University on the Yakama Reservation. Her book, Yakama Rising (forthcoming, University of Arizona Press), analyzes models of culture and language revitalization on the Yakama Reservation to articulate a theory of indigenous social change.

Karen J. Leong is an associate professor of women and gender studies and Asian Pacific American studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She explores how gender, race, and class inform national and ethnic identity formations. She was a member of the NWSA Teagle Working Group on Civic Engagement.

Laura Parisi is an associate professor of women’s studies at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her current research focuses on the gender mainstreaming practices of human rights and development nongovernmental organizations. Her work has appeared in the journals Politics and [End Page 277] Gender, Journal of Human Rights, and Canadian Foreign Policy.

Brenda A. Risch is an assistant professor of women’s studies. She directs the women’s studies program at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her work explores meanings of the body, especially stigmatized bodies, as they are portrayed in the media. She is also engaged in an oral history of LGBTQ people in the borderland.

Jillian Sandell is an associate professor of women and gender studies at San Francisco State University. She teaches courses on feminist cultural and media studies and transnational feminist theories. Her current project, entitled Transnational Ways of Seeing, analyzes the proliferation of representations of the United States in a global context in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

Lynn Thornton is the Executive Director of the BC-based international development agency VIDEA, and the past Chair of the BC Council for International Cooperation. Lynn has held positions with Greenpeace UK and ActionAid UK; she has a BA in European Politics and post graduate in Business Management and Graduate Enterprise. [End Page 278]



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