Elisabeth S. Clemens is William Rainey Harper Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. Her scholarship explores organizational and institutional change in the context of American political development. In addition to numerous articles and chapters, she has published The People’s Lobby: Organizational Innovation and the Rise of Interest Group Politics in the United States, 1890–1925 (1997) and edited a number of volumes, most recently Politics and Partnerships: Voluntary Associations in Americans Political Past and Present (2010).
Kirsi Eräranta works as an assistant professor at Aalto University School of Business, Department of Management Studies. She earned her PhD degree in sociology from the University of Helsinki in 2013. Eräranta’s work focuses on Nordic welfare and gender equality policies, modes of transnational governance, and business-society relations. She has recently published in the European Journal of Social Security and Organization Studies as well as in a variety of edited collections, including H. M. Dahl, ed., Europeanization, Care and Gender: Global Complexities (2011).
Martin H. Geyer is a professor of modern and contemporary history at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. His research focuses on West German social policy after 1945 and political culture in the interwar period. He obtained his habilitation at the University of Cologne and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard. He has written several books, including Verkehrte Welt. Revolution, Inflation und Moderne. München 1914–1924 (1998) and Geschichte der Sozialpolitik in Deutschland seit 1945, vol. 6: Die Bundesrepublik 1974 bis 1982: Der Sozialstaat im Zeichen wirtschaftlicher Rezession (2008).
Andreas Killen is a professor of history at City College and the CUNY Graduate Center. His research focuses on interwar Germany, the history of psychiatry, public health, the human sciences, and US cultural history. He has written Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity (2006) and 1973 Nervous Breakdown: Watergate, Warhol, and the Birth of Post-Sixties America (2007). He has edited special issues of Osiris and Grey Room and contributed articles to The Journal of Contemporary History and elsewhere.
Martin Lengwiler is a professor of modern history at the University of Basel. He received his habilitation at the University of Zurich and has held a number of visiting fellowships. Professor Lengwiler has written several books, including Risikopolitik im Sozialstaat. Die schweizerische Unfallversicherung 1870–1970 (2006) and Zwischen Klinik und Kaserne. Die Geschichte der Militärpsychiatrie in Deutschland und der Schweiz, 1870–1914 (2000). He has published articles in numerous journals and edited collections, including Contemporary European History and the Journal of Modern European History. [End Page 149]
Julia Moses is a lecturer in modern history at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on the history of social problems and policy, with a special focus on labor and the family, in Western Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has published in the Journal of Global History, Le Mouvement Social, and elsewhere, and edited (with Michael Lobban) The Impact of Ideas on Legal Development (2012/2014). Her book The First Modern Risk: Workplace Accidents and the Origins of Modern European Welfare States is forthcoming.
Eve Rosenhaft is professor of German historical studies at the University of Liverpool. She has published on aspects of labor, social policy, gender, and ethnicity in German history from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. Her most recent publication is Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community 1884–1960 (2013). The focus of her current research is financial practices and middle-class culture in the eighteenth century.
Mark Smith is a university lecturer in modern European history at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on welfare policy and urban life in twentieth-century Russia, and he has also investigated exchanges between the East and West during the Cold War. He received his PhD from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research in London. He has published Property of Communists: The Urban Housing Program from Stalin to Khrushchev (2010) and articles in a number of journals. [End Page 150]