ELSA BARKLEY BROWN teaches in the Department of History and Center for Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan. Her articles have appeared in Signs, SAGE, History Workshop, and Feminist Studies. She was the recipient of the 1989 Lutetia Woods Brown Article Publication Prize and of the University of Kentucky's first Martin Luther King, Jr., Prize for the best scholarly article in African-American history.
TANI BARLOW is a historian of modern China teaching in the Women Studies Program at the University of Washington. She has translated (with Gary Bjorge) I Myself Am a Woman: Selected Works of Ding Ling. She is co- editor (with Angela Zito) of Body, Subject, and Power in China; and editor of Gender Politics in Modern China.
GISELA BOCK is professor of history at the University of Bielefeld ( Germany). She has published books and articles, in a number of languages, on political thought and women's history in early modern Italy, the American labour movement, the history of women's domestic labour, National Socialist racism and sexism, women's place in the rise of the welfare state, and on theory and methodology of gender history.
CÉCILE DAUPHIN, et al. The contributors to this jointly-authored article all participated in an ongoing interdisciplinary seminar concerning the problematics of 'masculine/feminine', held at the Centre de Recherches Historiques (CRH) of the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris. Their names and affiliations at the time of publication are listed below: Cécile Dauphin ( CRH-CNRS); Arlette Farge ( CRH- CNRS); Geneviève Fraise ( Philosophy-CNRS); Christiane Klapisch-Zuber ( CRH-École des Hautes Études en Science Sociale (EHESS); Rose-Marie Lagrave ( Sociology-EHESS); Michelle Perrot ( History-University of Paris VII); Pierrette Pézsert ( CRH-EHESS); Yannick Ripa ( History-INRP); Pauline Schmitt-Pantel ( History-University of Paris VII); Danièle Voldman ( Institut d'Histoire du Temps Present-CNRS).
NATALIE ZEMON DAVIS is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Princeton University. Her most recent book is Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives ( 1995).
BONNIE THORNTON DILL is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Maryland at College Park. She is author of Across the Boundaries of Race and Class and co-editor with Maxine Baca Zinn of Women of Color in U.S. Society. She was founding director of the Center for Research on Women at the University of Memphis and she is currently working on a study of low-income single mothers in rural communities.