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  • Contributors

FRANCISCA DE HAAN is professor of gender studies and history at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Her research focuses on the history of the international women’s movement. Publications include: The Rise of Caring Power: Elizabeth Fry and Josephine Butler in Britain and the Netherlands (Amsterdam University Press, 1999), coauthored with Annemieke van Drenth; A Biographical Dictionary of Women’s Movements and Feminisms in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe: 19th and 20th Centuries (Central European University Press, 2006), coedited with Krassimira Daskalova and Anna Loutfi; Women’s Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present (Routledge, 2013), coedited with Margaret Allen, et. al.; and Rosa Manus (1881–1942): The International Life and Legacy of a Jewish Dutch Feminist (Brill, 2017), coedited with Myriam Everard. De Haan is the founding editor of Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European Women’s and Gender History, and has served as vice president of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History (2005–2010).

JENNIFER C. EDWARDS is associate professor and chair of history at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. She received her MA and PhD in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently completing her book, Superior Women: Asserting and Challenging Female Authority in Poitiers’ Abbey of Sainte-Croix and beginning a new book project, “Holy Healing: Saints and Urban Leprosaria in the Middle Ages.”

JANE FREELAND is a Newton International Fellow hosted by the University of Bristol. Her research interests focus on the histories of feminism and gender in divided Germany, and historical and contemporary issues of gender violence, citizenship, and legal reform. She completed her PhD in history in 2016 at Carleton University, Canada, where her dissertation, “Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence, Citizenship and State-Making in Divided Berlin, 1969–1990,” examined approaches to domestic violence in divided Berlin as a way of thinking about the role of women in German state-making after 1945.

SUSAN K. FREEMAN is associate professor and chair of gender and women’s studies at Western Michigan University. Her coedited book with Leila Rupp, Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender [End Page 207] History (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), won the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT anthology. She is also the author of Sex Goes to School: Girls and Sex Education before the 1960s (University of Illinois Press, 2008). She earned a PhD in history from Ohio State University.

HOLLY GROUT is an associate professor of history at the University of Alabama. She is the author of The Force of Beauty: Transforming French Ideas of Femininity in the Third Republic (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015). She has published an article in French Politics, Culture, and Society and an essay in the forthcoming collection Mode, vêtements et sociétés en Europe durant la Grande Guerre, 1914–1918 (Fashion, Clothing, and Societies in Europe during the Great War) (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, forthcoming, January 2017). She is currently researching representations and reinterpretations of Cleopatra on the French stage from 1880 to 1930.

MELISSA KRAVETZ is an assistant professor of history at Longwood University, where she teaches courses in European history and women’s and gender history. Her research interests include Weimar and Nazi Germany, the professionalization of women in science and medicine, eugenics, and women’s and children’s health. Her book manuscript, Molding Women’s and Children’s Medicine: Female Doctors in Weimar and Nazi Germany, is currently under contract with the University of Toronto Press.

MARY LINEHAN is associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Tyler. She teaches courses in twentieth century United States and women’s history. Her research focuses on women in politics in the late twentieth century. She has previously published on Catholic sisters who worked on racial integration in Kentucky, Betty Ford, and, soon, Jane Byrne, the only woman mayor of Chicago.

JOANNE MEYEROWITZ is the Arthur Unobskey professor of history and American studies at Yale University and codirector of the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities. Her recent publications include How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (Harvard University...


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