José Pacheco dos Santos Jr. University of São Paulo (USP-Brazil), University of Southwest Bahia (LHIST / UESB)
José Pacheco dos Santos Jr. is graduate student (master’s degree) in Economic History at University of São Paulo (USP-Brazil) and researcher at the Laboratory of Social History of Labor in the State University of Southwest Bahia (LHIST / UESB). His research interests are: History of Childhood and Youth, History of Law, Economic History and Social History of Labor, with an emphasis on child labor in the twentieth century, labor laws and Labor Court in Brazil at the time of the civil-military dictatorship. He has a research grant from Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).
Elizabeth Hanson, Queen’s University, Canada
Elizabeth Hanson is Professor of English at Queen’s University, Canada. She is the author of Discovering of the Subject in Renaissance England (Cambridge University Press, 1998; 2008) as well as articles on a range of topics on early modern literature and culture. She is currently writing a book on formal education, the problem of value, and the drama in early modern England.
Susanna Hoikkala, University of Helsinki, Finland
Susanna Hoikkala holds a M.A. in social work from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her ongoing PhD research concerns the history of restrictive and disciplinary practices in one Finnish children’s residential care unit. She is currently working as a senior advisor at Central Union for Child Welfare in Finland.
Virginie Ladisch, Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College
Virginie Ladisch leads the International Center for Transitional Justice’s work on children and youth. From the time she joined ICTJ in 2006 until 2009, Virginie worked as part of the Reparations program, and headed the Cyprus and Turkey country programs. Prior to joining ICTJ, Virginie was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for independent research, during which she carried out fieldwork on truth commissions and reconciliation in South Africa and Guatemala. The results of her research on the challenges of reconciliation have been published in the Journal of Public and International Affairs and the [End Page 537] Cyprus Review. Virginie holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and a B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College.
Carol Kazmierczak Manzione, History at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia
Carol Kazmierczak Manzione is a Professor of History at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. Her previous publications explore the foundation of Christ’s Hospital and the policing of sexuality in Tudor London. She is currently working on an article about the use of the images of Henry VIII in both print and television advertisements.
Kaisa Vehkalahti, University of Oulu
Kaisa Vehkalahti is a post-doctoral researcher at the Finnish Youth Research Society / University of Oulu, History of Science and Ideas. She is the author of Constructing Reformatory Identity. Girls’ Reform School Education in Finland, 1893–1923 (Peter Lang, 2009) as well as other publications on the history of childhood and youth, girlhood studies, research ethics and cultural history of writing. Vehkalahti holds a PhD in Cultural History from the University of Turku, Finland. She is currently running a research project on policing youth in the post-war Finland, 1945–1969. [End Page 538]