joyce antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and professor of women’s and gender studies at Brandeis University. Her books on Jewish women’s history include The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America (Free Press, 1997), You Never Call! You Never Write! A History of the Jewish Mother (Oxford University Press, 2007), Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture (Brandeis University Press, 1998), and America and I: Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers (Beacon Press, 1990). She is the author of several additional works in women’s history and the prize-winning documentary drama Year One of the Empire (2008). She is a founding board member of the Jewish Women’s Archive and served as chair of its Academic Advisory Council for eighteen years.
eileen boris is Hull Professor, Department of Feminist Studies, and professor of history, global studies, and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her books include the prize-winning Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the United States (Cambridge University Press, 1994); Intimate Labors: Cultures, Technologies, and the Politics of Care, coedited with Rhacel Parreñas (Stanford University Press, 2010); and, with Jennifer Klein, Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State (Oxford University Press, 2012), which received the 2012 Sara A. Whaley Award from the National Women’s Studies Association for the best book on women and labor. Her opinion pieces have appeared in the Nation, the New York Times, the Huffington Post, New Labor Forum, Salon, Dissent, Labor Notes, Al-Jazeera America, the Women’s Review of Books, and elsewhere. She currently is working on the construction of the woman worker through global labor standards and coediting, with Susan Zimmer-mann and Dorothea Hoethker, Women’s ilo: Transnational Networks, Working Conditions, and Gender Equality (Palgrave, forthcoming). [End Page 217]
kathleen b. casey is an assistant professor of history at Virginia Wesleyan College. She earned her doctorate in history in 2010 from the University of Rochester, where she received the Susan B. Anthony Award for Most Distinguished Dissertation in Women’s Studies. Her area of expertise is early-twentieth-century American history, and her research and teaching interests include popular culture, gender and sexuality, and race. Her first book, The Prettiest Girl on the Stage Is a Man: Race and Gender Benders in American Vaudeville, will be published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2015.
nancy f. cott is the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University. From 2002 to 2014 she was also the Pforzheimer Family Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her work in US history focuses on gender issues. She has written or edited seven books, including The Bonds of Womanhood: “Woman’s Sphere” in New England, 1780–1835 (Yale University Press, 1977), The Grounding of Modern Feminism (Yale University Press, 1987), A Woman Making History: Mary Ritter Beard through Her Letters (Yale University Press, 1991), and Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation (Harvard University Press, 2000). She is vice-president of the Organization of American Historians.
elizabeth currans, assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at Eastern Michigan University, studies grassroots protest and public space, especially public demonstrations organized and attended primarily by women. Her book manuscript, provisionally titled Holding Space: Gender, Sexuality, and Public Demonstrations, is under contract with the University of Illinois Press and explores how participants in public protests claim and remake public spaces and the ways that gender, sexuality, and race influence our understanding of public space. She has recently published articles in Feminist Formations and Social Justice, and another article is due out in late 2014 in Women’s Studies Quarterly.
basuli deb is an assistant professor of English and women’s and gender studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Her monograph Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture is forthcoming from Routledge in November 2014. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine, Guatemala, India, Algeria...