Birgitta Bader-Zaar is assistant professor at the Department of History of the University of Vienna, Austria. Her publications include the history of women’s suffrage in a comparative perspective, women and politics as well as electoral systems in Austria. She is currently engaged in research on the legal status of foreigners. She has recently published Das Frauenwahlrecht: Vergleichende Aspekte seiner Geschichte in Großbritannien, den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Österreich, Deutschland und Belgien, 1860–1920. Vienna: Böhlau, 2000.
Frank Caestecker is a Doctor in history. He read history at the University of Ghent, and after his undergraduate studies he worked at the University of Brussels, Warsaw, Osnabrück and Madison (Wisconsin-USA). He completed his graduate studies at the European University Institute in Florence where he defended his Ph.D. entitled “Belgian Alien Policy, 1840–1940. The Creation of Guest Workers, Refugees and Illegal Aliens”. He is now affiliated with SOMA, a Brussels based research Institute and pursuing comparative research on alien policy in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe. He has published extensively on alien policy. His latest publication is Alien Policy in Belgium, 18401940. The Creation of Guest Workers, Refugees and Illegal Aliens. Oxford-New York: Berghahn Books.
K.M.N. Carpenter received her Ph.D. in European history from Georgetown University in 1998. Her dissertation examined beer riots in mid nineteenth-century Bavaria. As an independent scholar, she has published several articles in various academic journals and texts. Her research areas also include feminism and motherhood in 1950s West Germany.
Catherine Collomp is professor of American history at the Université Paris VII. Her book, Entre classe et nation, mouvement ouvrier et immigration aux Etats-Unis, 1880–1920, Paris, Belin, 1998, explores the relationship between labor and immigration at the most classic time of working class formation in US history. Her research now bears on American labor reactions to nazism and fascism.