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LAUREN BECK holds the Canada Research Chair in Intercultural Encounter, is an associate professor of Hispanic studies at Mount Allison University, and serves as the editor of Terrae Incognitae. She specializes in early modern transatlantic studies, history of cartography, and visual culture. She is increasingly interested in gender and indigenous studies from an early modern perspective. Her recent books include Visualizing the Text from Manuscript Culture to the Age of Caricature (2017), with Christina Ionescu; Mapping Canada before Confederation (Vernon Press, 2017), with Chet Van Duzer; and Transforming the Enemy in Spanish Culture (Cambria Press, 2013). Her recent research examines how women on both sides of the Spanish Atlantic were illustrated in early modern books as well as how book illustrators represented women’s labor.

SHARON BLOCK is a professor of history at University of California, Irvine. She works in colonial North American history, with specializations in the history of sexuality, race, and the body, as well as more broadly in computational humanities. Her scholarship includes Rape and Sexual Power in Early America (OIEAHC at University of North Carolina Press, 2006); articles on data mining eighteenth-century newspapers as well as analyses of the place of women’s history in academic publishing; and Colonial Complexions: Race and Bodies in Eighteenth-Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). She is coeditor of the 5th edition of Major Problems in American Women’s History (Cengage, 2013) along with Ruth Alexander and Mary Beth Norton. She has published an additional two dozen articles and essays on the history of sexuality, race, and applications of topic modeling to historical subjects in early North America.

CAITLIN HARVEY is a doctoral candidate in history at Princeton University. She studies the history of Britain and America from 1870 to 1914, especially the relationship between these nations, their empires, and their shared social and political issues. Harvey gathered much of the research contained in this article at the University of Oxford while completing a master’s degree in modern British and European history under the supervision of Dr. Christina de Bellaigue, in 2014. She would like to thank Linda Colley, David Cannadine, and the members of the History of Science Program Seminar at Princeton University for their helpful suggestions and criticisms during the editing stage of producing this article. [End Page 177]

SUSANNE HILLMAN obtained her PhD in modern European history from the University of California, San Diego. Her work has been published in a variety of academic journals, including German Studies Review, Journal of the History of Ideas, Cahiers Staëliens, and Celebrity Studies. Her eclectic research interests include European women’s history (especially German and French), popular culture, oral history, digital humanities, and the history of comparative genocide. She is at the early stages of a research project of Germaine de Staël and her children. Hillman is currently an adjunct lecturer in history at the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University.

ELIZABETH NUTTING is an independent scholar based in Houston, Texas. She holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation, “Morisco Survival: Gender, Conversion, and Migration in the Early Modern Mediterranean,” documents how Moriscos resisted and adapted to an increasingly dangerous and violent Mediterranean world where they no longer had a place. She is currently working on a book about the life and Inquisition trial of a woman who lived through the 1609 expulsion of the Moriscos from Spain.

JOHN PETTEGREW is professor and chair of the History Department at Lehigh University. He is coeditor of the three-volume work, Public Women, Public Words: A Documentary History of American Feminism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005); author and editor of A Pragmatist’s Progress: Richard Rorty and American Intellectual History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000); and author of the book Brutes in Suits: Male Sensibility in America, 1890–1920 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007; paperback, 2012). His most recent book is Light It Up: The Marine Eye for Battle in the War for Iraq (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015), and his new book project is entitled “Love and the American Left: An Intellectual Biography.”

SHELLEY E. ROSE (email:; Twitter: @shelleyerose) is associate professor of history and director of social studies at Cleveland State University. She has published articles in the Journal of Urban History and Peace & Change and is completing her book manuscript “Gender and the Politics of Peace: Cooperative Activism and Transnational Networks on the German Left, 1921–1983.” Rose also directs the digital humanities project Protest Spaces ( She currently serves as a founding convener of the German Studies Association’s Interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Network and as secretary of the Peace History Society. [End Page 178]

LAURA SHELTON is an assistant professor of history at Franklin and Marshall College. Her book, For Tranquility and Order: Family and Community on Mexico’s Northern Frontier, 1800–1850 (University of Arizona Press, 2010), explores how nineteenth-century families in northwestern Mexico used their local courtrooms to air grievances, aid loved ones, and present their personal and financial affairs before the state. She argues that the region’s nascent legal system became the institution through which spouses, parents, children, employers, and servants settled disputes over everything from custody to assault to debt, and she reveals how daily encounters between men and women in the local courts contributed to the formation of republican governance on Mexico’s northwestern frontier. Her current research focuses on the history of childbirth, obstetrics, and midwifery in provincial regions of Mexico during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

KARINA SMITH is a senior lecturer in literary and gender studies at Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia). She has published on Caribbean women’s theater and literature in many internationally peer-reviewed journals and edited collections. She is also the coeditor of Adding Pimento: Caribbean Migration to Victoria, Australia (Breakdown Press, 2014). She is currently working on a project about popular theater in the Caribbean.

LOU SMITH is a poet and independent researcher. She has a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne where her research examined both place and the photographic image as sites of memory. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies in Australia and overseas, including Interviewing the Caribbean, EnterText, Mascara Literary Review, sxSalon, Wasafiri, Kunapipi, Caribbean Quarterly, Hecate, and The Caribbean Writer. Flying Island Books published her first book of poetry, riversalt, in 2015. Lou is currently working on her second book of poetry, which is set in her hometown Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia in the early 1900s. [End Page 179]

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