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  • About the Contributors

Elspeth H. Brown is associate professor of history at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Work! A Queer History of Modeling (forthcoming) and the award-winning The Corporate Eye: Photography and the Rationalization of American Commercial Culture, 1884–1929 (2005). She is coeditor of Feeling Photography (2014); Queering Photography (special issue, Photography and Culture, 2014); and Cultures of Commerce: Representation and American Business Culture, 1877–1960 (2006). She currently directs the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory (

Benjamin Kahan is assistant professor of English and women's and gender studies at Louisiana State University. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at Washington University in St. Louis, Emory University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Sydney, and the National Humanities Center. He is the author of Celibacies: American Modernism and Sexual Life (2013) and the editor of Heinrich Kaan's "Psychopathia Sexualis" (1844): A Classic Text in the History of Sexuality (2016).

Catriona Sandilands is a professor in the faculty of environmental studies at York University (Toronto), a 2016 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow, and Immediate Past President of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Her many publications include the co-edited anthology Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire (2010) as well as more recent contributions to The Routledge International Companion to Gender and the Environment, The Rout-ledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities, and The Oxford Companion to Environmental Political Theory. She is currently working on two monographs, one on the life and work of lesbian novelist, essayist, and activist Jane Rule, and the other on plants.

Whitney Strub is associate professor in the history department and director of the Women's & Gender Studies Program at Rutgers University–Newark. He is the author of Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right (2011) and Obscenity Rules: Roth v. United States and the Long Struggle over Sexual Expression (2013), and coeditor of Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s (2016). His work has appeared in American Quarterly, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Journal of Women's History, Journal of Social History, Radical History Review, QED, and elsewhere. He codirects the Queer Newark Oral History Project ( [End Page 445]

Calvin Warren is assistant professor of American studies at George Washington University. His manuscript Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, and Emancipation is forthcoming. [End Page 446]



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