HELEN A. BERGER is Associate Professor of Sociology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She has been involved in research on the new religious movement of Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism for more than eleven years. Her book, A Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States will appear in the fall of 1998. She has also published several articles in this area. At the present time she is newsletter editor for the Religion Section of the American Sociological Association.
GARY D. BOUMA is Professor of Sociology at Monash University and Visiting Fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. His recent research examines the impact of immigration on Australia's religious profile, the process of religious settlement, the emergence of religious plurality in Australia as compared with other Western nations, and the management of religious diversity. He is the author of more than fifteen books and 150 articles. His most recent books include Mosques and Muslim Settlement in Australia ( 1994) and Many Religions, All Australian ( 1997).
GILBERT R. CADENA is Chair of the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is interested in the role of religion in social change and has written on Latino clergy, liberation theology, and Latinos and the Catholic Church. As a member of the Executive Board of the Program for the Analysis of Religion among Latinos (PARAL), he is collaborating with other social scientists and religious scholars on a national study of Latino religious identity. He is co-editor of Old Masks, New Faces: Religion and Latino Identities ( 1995), and he lives in Southern California.
MADELEINE COUSINEAU is Professor of Sociology at Mount Ida College and a Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has focused her research on religion and social change in Latin America and is the author of two books and several journal articles on this topic, as well as editor of the ASA's Syllabi and Instructional Materials for the Sociology of Religion ( 1998). She has served on the executive councils of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the Religion Section of the American Sociological Association. Her publications prior to 1996 are under the name Madeleine Adriance.