FELICE BATLAN is a professor of law and the associate dean at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law. Her research explores the interactions between law, women, and gender in the nineteenth and twentieth century United States. In Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863–1945 (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), Batlan examines how lay women first created free legal aid to the poor and then were excluded as both providers and clients of legal aid as male lawyers professionalized legal aid, leaving an anemic version of the services provided and the clients accepted. Batlan is a book review editor for Law and History Review and an editor of H-Net. Her doctorate in History is from NYU and her JD degree is from Harvard Law School.
TINA BLOCK is an assistant professor of history at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. Her research interests center on religion, irreligion, gender, and the family in postwar British Columbia and Canada. She has published articles in such journals as Histoire sociale/Social History and BC Studies, and is completing a book manuscript on irreligion in the postwar Pacific Northwest. She is also currently undertaking research on the social history of atheism and secular humanism in Canada.
KATHRYN HUNTER teaches Australian history and cultural histories of the Great War at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests include gender, rurality, and white settler colonies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is the author of Father’s Right-Hand Man: Women on Australia’s Family Farms in the Age of Federation (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2004) and Hunting: A New Zealand History (Random House, 2009), and is co-author of Holding onto Home: New Zealand Objects and Stories of the First World War (Te Papa Press, 2014). Recent journal articles by Hunter have appeared in Gender & History, Aboriginal History, and First World War Studies.
SARAH KOENIG is a PhD candidate in the Departments of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. Her research is broadly focused on representations of race, gender, and progress in the American West from the early nineteenth century to the Cold War. Her dissertation, “‘If It Isn’t True, It Ought to Be’: The Legend of Marcus Whitman and the Making of American [End Page 191] History,” uses a popular legend about a nineteenth-century Protestant missionary to examine how the American historical profession emerged out of the crucible of nineteenth-century western expansion, missionary encounters with Native Americans, and Protestant rhetoric of providence.
AMANDA H. LITTAUER is an assistant professor of history and women, gender, and sexuality studies at Northern Illinois University. Her research interests include twentieth-century social history and women’s and gender history, girls and girlhoods, and sexuality. Her first book, Sex Anarchy: Women, Girls, and American Sexual Culture in the Mid-Twentieth Century, will be published by UNC Press in fall 2015.
MALIA McANDREW is an associate professor of history at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. In addition, she currently serves as Director of the Arrupe Scholars Program, an academic and co-curricular experience that provides undergraduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to become advocates for positive social change in the world. McAndrew regularly teaches courses which focus on issues of gender, race, and social justice in the United States and Modern Africa. She is currently writing a monograph that will explore the ways in which African American, Japanese American, and lesbian activists worked to redefine popular conceptions of womanhood and beauty between World War II and the birth of the second-wave feminist movement.
MEGHAN WARNER METTLER is an assistant professor in history at Upper Iowa University, having received her PhD from the University of Iowa. She has published articles in The Pacific Historical Review, and is currently working on a book manuscript titled Shibui: Middlebrow America’s Fascination with Japan in the Post World War II Era, which explores how American popular culture helped remake Japan from an erstwhile enemy into a Cold War ally.
LINDA SIMON is a professor emerita of English at Skidmore College. Her books include The Biography of Alice B. Toklas (University of Nebraska, 1991), Genuine Reality: A...