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  • Special Section Contributors

Julian Go is Professor of Sociology at Boston University. His books include American Empire and the Politics of Meaning: Elite Political Cultures in the Philippines and Puerto Rico during U.S. Colonialism (Duke University Press, 2008) and Patterns of Empire: the British and American Empires, 1688 to Present (Cambridge University Press, 2011). He is currently writing about global historical sociology and postcolonial theory.

Philip T. Hoffman, of the California Institute of Technology; Gilles Postel-Vinay, of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and the Paris School of Economics; and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, of the California Institute of Technology, are economic historians who have worked on financial markets, inequality, institutions, agriculture, and topics in global history. Among their recent publications is Surviving Large Losses: Financial Crises, the Middle Class, and the Development of Capital Markets (Harvard, 2007).

William H. Sewell Jr. is the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago and was President of the Social Science History Association in 2012. His books include Work and Revolution in France: The Language of Labor from the Old Regime to the Revolution of 1848 (1980) and Logics of History: Social Theory and Social Transformation (2005). He is currently working on a book on eighteenth-century capitalism and the cultural origins of the French revolution.

Emily C. Bruce is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota. She focuses on childhood and education in modern Europe, with attention to the intersections of age, gender, and class. Her dissertation investigates the changing literacy practices of German children during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Miriam Cohen is Evalyn Clark Professor of History at Vassar College. In addition to her articles with coauthor Michael Hanagan on the comparative history of the welfare state, she has also published articles on the history of education and the American welfare state. She is currently working on a biography of American social welfare activist Julia Lathrop, forthcoming from Westview Press.

Michael Hanagan is a visiting scholar at Vassar College. He is the author of several books on labor history and has coedited a number of books on contentious action, most recently, with Chris Tilly, Contention and Trust in Cities and States (2011). He is currently collaborating with Miriam Cohen on a world history textbook and on a comparative study of the welfare state in England, France, and the United States. [End Page 273]

Maddalena Marinari is assistant professor of American History at St. Bonaventure University. She is currently working on a manuscript that weaves together political, social, policy, and transnational history to examine how Italian and Jewish immigration reform advocates in the United States mobilized against restrictive immigration laws from 1882 to 1965. Her article on the negotiations that led to the passage of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, “‘Americans Must Show Justice in Immigration Policies Too’: The Passage of the 1965 Immigration Act” appeared in Journal of Policy History 27:2 (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Mary Jo Maynes is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. Her books include Taking the Hard Road: Life Course and Class Identity in French and German Workers’ Autobiographies of the Industrial Era (1995); Telling Stories: The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History (2008), coauthored with Jennifer Pierce and Barbara Laslett; and The Family: A World History (2012), coauthored with Ann Waltner.

Leslie Page Moch is a professor of history at Michigan State University and author of Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650 (2002) and The Pariahs of Yesterday: Breton Migrants in Paris (2012). She has just completed Moving in Russia: Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in the 20th Century with Lewis Siegelbaum.

Elizabeth Pleck is emerita professor of history and family studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her most recent book is Not Just Roommates: Cohabitation after the Sexual Revolution (2012).

Joan W. Scott is Harold F. Linder Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. She coauthored Women, Work, and Family with Louise Tilly in 1978. Scott’s most recent book is The Fantasy of Feminist History...


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