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  • Contributors

gwendoline alphonso is Assistant Professor of Politics at Fairfield University. She has published articles in Studies in American Political Development, Journal of Southern Legal History (forthcoming), Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (ed. James Marten, NYU Press), and in several law journals. Her dissertation, “Hearth and Soul: Parties, Social Policies, and Ideologies of the Family in the Twentieth Century” (Cornell University), won the Walter D. Burnham Prize for Best Dissertation in Politics and History, 2012. Her current book project is Family, Party Politics, and American Political Development (forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press).

alan derickson is a Professor of Labor Studies and History at Penn State University. His research centers on the health problems of working-class life in the United States since the nineteenth century. His first book, Workers’ Health, Workers’ Democracy: The Western Miners’ Struggle, 1891–1925 (Cornell University Press, 1988), won the Philip Taft Award as the best book of the year in labor history. His most recent monograph is Dangerously Sleepy: Overworked Americans and the Cult of Manly Wakefulness (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).

simon f. haeder is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His primary research interests include the role of expertise in the policy process, regulatory politics, lobbying and interest groups, and health-care policy. His most recent work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Health Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

richard jobson holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Bristol. His dissertation, “Nostalgia and the Postwar Labour Party, 1951–1983,” funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, was awarded by the University of Bristol in 2012. He has authored and co-authored a number of published articles on Labour’s historical development and current political trajectory.

robert lewis is a Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto. His teaching and research interests focus on the economic, social, and planning histories of the United States, Canada, and India.

alfred c. mierzejewski received a Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. He teaches modern German history at the University of North Texas. He has published on the history of the German National Railway, Ludwig Erhard, and the German pension system. [End Page 771]

ryan o’connor is an associate member of the Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy at the University of Stirling. He is the author of The First Green Wave: Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario (UBC Press).

owen temby is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, and in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University. One of his recent articles won the 2012 Riddell Award (Ontario Historical Society).

matti siemiatycki is Associate Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. His teaching and research focus on infrastructure planning, finance, and project delivery.

david l. weimer is Edwin E. Witte Professor of Political Economy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His recent research has focused on health policy issues, especially the impact of report cards and regulation on health-care quality and the governance of U.S. organ transplantation. He served as president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in 2006 and the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis in 2013. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. [End Page 772]



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