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ALLISON SCARDINO BELZER is associate professor of history at Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus. In Women and the Great War: Femininity under Fire in Italy (Palgrave, 2010), she investigates how the war affected women living at home and near the fighting front. Her recent publications include "Women's Experiences with War" in Vanda Wilcox's Italy in the Era of the Great War (Brill, 2018) and "Nurses, Spies, and Sacrifice: Female Citizenship and Patriotism in Italy" in Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War I, edited by Graziella Parati (Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016). Her current research focuses on British women active in the Italian Risorgimento.

JACQUELINE CASTLEDINE teaches interdisciplinary studies as a senior lecturer in the University Without Walls program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is also the director of Program Innovation for the University of Massachusetts College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Her publications include the co-edited volumes Breaking the Wave: Women, Their Organizations, and Feminism, 1945–1985 (Routledge, 2010) and U.S. Women's History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood (Rutgers University Press, 2017) as well as the monograph Cold War Progressives: Women's Interracial Organizing for Peace and Freedom (University of Illinois Press, 2012).

KELLY DUKE BRYANT is associate professor at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, where she teaches African history. She is the author of Education as Politics: Colonial Schooling and Political Debate in Senegal, 1850s–1914 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2015). She has published articles in a variety of journals including the Journal of African History, Journal of Family History, and International Journal of African Historical Studies. Her current research project explores the history of childhood in Senegal from the 1850s to the 1920s.

CHARLOTTE MACDONALD is professor of history at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Aotearoa. Her publications include A Woman of Good Character: Single Women as Immigrant Settlers in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand (Allen & Unwin, 1990); "My Hand Will Write What My Heart Dictates": The Unsettled Lives of Women in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand as Revealed to Sisters, Family, and Friends, with Frances Porter (Auckland University Press/Bridget Williams Books, 1995); Women Writing Home: Female Correspondence across the British Empire, vol. 5, New Zealand (Pickering and Chatto, 2006); Strong, Beautiful, and Modern: National Fitness in Britain, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, 1935–1960 (Bridget Williams Books and University of British Columbia Press, 2011); and a number of articles and chapters for academic journals and edited volumes. She is currently working on the mid-nineteenth-century garrison world, which can be accessed at

JESSICA NAMAKKAL is assistant professor of the practice in international comparative studies and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Duke University. She is currently completing her first book manuscript, tentatively titled "Unsettling Utopia: Decolonization, Borders, and Mobility in 20th-Century French India." Her research interests include decolonization, transnational migration, border making, settler colonialism, and carcerality, explored through the lenses of family, gender, sexuality, and race. She is a member of the Radical History Review editorial collective.

FRANK "TREY" PROCTOR III is professor and current holder of the William T. Utter/Clyde E. Williams, Jr. Endowed Professorship in History at Denison University and earned his PhD in Latin American history from Emory University (2003). His research interests focus on the experiences of enslaved persons of African descent in colonial Spanish America. His first book, "Damned Notions of Liberty": Slavery, Culture, and Power in Colonial Mexico, 1640–1769 (University of New Mexico Press, 2010), focuses on the lived experiences of enslaved people in central New Spain. His current project moves beyond national histories of slavery to focus on litigation against slaveholders brought by the enslaved for abuse and/or access to personal liberation from an imperial perspective in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Spanish America. In so doing, he seeks to identify both broader imperial patterns and local particularities in the nature and meaning of these lawsuits.

EMILY C. K. ROMEO is a visiting assistant professor at DePaul University. She began her research on the lives of women in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries while at The University of Chicago. Romeo focuses specifically on women's expressions of violence in the...


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