Sharon Abbey, Ed.D., is Assistant Professor of Education at Brock University, where she teaches courses in social studies and women's studies, as well as a founding member of the Centre on Collaborative Research. Previously she spent twenty years as an elementary school teacher, curriculum consultant, and school principal. She received the Federation of Women Teachers of Ontario Ruby Kinkaid Doctoral Studies Award and the University President's Award for coordinating a speakers' series on eating disorders and body image. Currently Dr. Abbey is the president of the Canadian Association for Studies on Women in Education, the book review editor for Teaching Education, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Eating Disorders. She is the coeditor of the recently published book Redefining Motherhood: Changing Identities and Patterns (1998).
Douglas Sadao Aoki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. His principal areas of teaching and research are psychoanalytic social theory and social theory of the body. He has published in such journals as Theory, Culture & Society; the Harvard Educational Review; Cinema Journal; Body & Society; and the Journal of Historical Sociology. He is currently editing a special issue of American Imago on Lacan, mathematics, and reading, and preparing a book manuscript, True Love Stories.
June Yuriko Aoki is a retired sculptor and mother. She practices calligraphy in Vancouver, British Columbia.