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Rose Mary Allen is an anthropologist from Curaçao with a PhD from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. She works as a consultant and as a part-time lecturer at the University of Curaçao. She is the author of the book Di ki manera: A Social History of Afro-Curaçaoans, 18631917 (SWP, 2007), which draws largely on oral histories she has collected. She has published, copublished, and edited several books and articles on the cultural and social history of Curaçao with special attention to cultural heritage, migration and diaspora, gender studies, and cultural diversity. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher for two NWO (De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek) scientific research projects, "Traveling Caribbean Heritage" and "Cultural Practices or Citizenship under Conditions of Fragmented Sovereignty: Gendered and Sexual Citizenship in Curaçao and Bonaire."

Jaume Aurell is a professor of medieval history and historiography at the University of Navarra (Spain). He has published Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia (U of Chicago P, 2012), Theoretical Perspectives on Historians' Autobiographies (Routledge, 2016), and Genealogía de Occidente (Pensódromo, 2017). He has edited Rethinking Historical Genres in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2017). He is now completing his research on medieval self-coronations.

Sergio da Silva Barcellos is conducting postdoctorate research at Universidade Unigranrio, Rio de Janeiro, through the national postdoctoral program (PNPD) of the Capes Foundation, from the Ministry of Education of Brazil. He received his masters and PhD degrees in literary studies from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He teaches an annual seminar on diary studies at the Rio de Janeiro State University and developed a postdoctoral research project on time, memory, and diary writing cosponsored by Hofstra University and the Capes Foundation. Barcellos was recently granted an award from Fundação Nacional de Artes, Brazil (FUNARTE), to organize, classify, and publish a guide to Carolina Maria de Jesus's archival collection. [End Page 777]

Alana Bell has a PhD in English with a focus in life writing theory from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and was a contributing reviewer to Biography's Reviewed Elsewhere for several years. She teaches at the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto.

Graciela de Garay has a PhD in history. She is a full researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. Luis Mora in Mexico City, specializing in twentieth- century urban and architectural history, and is the author of Mario Pani: vida y obra (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Arquitectura, 2004). She was a founding member and vice president of both the Mexican Oral History Association and the International Oral History Association, and was coeditor of the bilingual journal Words and Silences/Palabras y Silencios.

Leigh Gilmore is the author of Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say about Their Lives (Columbia UP, 2017); The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony (Cornell UP, 2001); Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation (Cornell UP, 1994); and a coeditor of Autobiography and Postmodernism (U of Massachusetts P, 1994). Her articles on life writing, feminist theory, law, trauma, testimony, and graphic narrative appear in SIGNS, Feminist Studies, Women's Studies Quarterly, Biography, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Profession, Prose Studies, Law & Literature, and American Imago, among others, and in numerous collections, including Contemporary Trauma Narratives: Liminality and the Ethics of Form (Routledge, 2014); Telling Tales: Autobiographies of Childhood and Youth (Routledge, 2014); Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels (U of Wisconsin P, 2011); and Teaching Life Writing Texts (MLA, 2008), among others. She has been a professor of English at Ohio State University and Dorothy Cruikshank Backstrand Chair of Women's and Gender Studies at Scripps College, and has held visiting appointments at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, Northeastern University, Harvard Divinity School, and Brown University. She is currently a distinguished visiting professor of women's and gender studies at Wellesley College. She writes for the online journalism platform The Conversation and has appeared as a guest analyst on sexual harassment and the #MeToo campaign on the PBS News Hour and National Public Radio, among other...


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