Huma Ahmed-Ghosh received her Ph D in Social Anthropology from Syracuse University, after which she was awarded a post‐ doctoral fellowship at the East-West Centre in Hawaii. She has published articles on women in development and on the status of Muslim women in India. Currently, she is working on a book titled, From Fields to Four Walls: Reinforcing Gender Roles through Cultural Practices.
Paola Bacchetta is presently a doctoral candidate in Sociology at Institute d'études du développement économique et social (IEDES), Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. She holds a DEA (M. Phil.) from the IEDES in Sociology, a Mâitrise (M.A.) in Political Science and Law, a Licence in Political Science and Law, a B.A. in International Relations. She has published widely in France and the USA on racism and sexism, and on French feminism.
Amrita Chhachhi is Lecturer in Women's Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. She has published numerous articles on women and industrialisation and on the State and fundamentalism in S. Asia. She is co-editor of a book, Confronting the State, Capital and Patriarchy: Women Organising in the Process of Industrialisation (forthcoming).
Faisal Devji is a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, Cambridge. His Ph D dissertation is on "The Conquest of Identity: Muslim Nationalism in Colonial India." He has published on South Asia and Africa in Public Culture and in the Journal of Asian Studies.
Zoya Hasan is Associate Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi). She has published widely in academic journals and periodicals, has co-edited The State, Political Processes and Identities: Reflections on Modern India (1989), and is the author of Dominance & Mobilisation: Rural Politics in Western Uttar Pradesh (1989).