We appreciate the help of a number of people who supported the work toward this anthology endeavor. We are indebted to the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies (GCWS) at Radcliffe College for providing the forum for us to develop the course, "Feminist Perspectives in Research: Interdisciplinary Practice in the Study of Gender," on which this anthology is based. For their early encouragement and support of the project, we want to thank all the Board members of the GCWS as well as the faculty "Feminist Perspectives" members who have taught the course including Laura Frader, Mary Loeffelholz, and Shulamit Reinharz who created the first syllabus for the course. We are also grateful to all our students who inspired us to think and teach from an interdisciplinary perspective. For her thoughtful contributions to all stages of this project we are grateful to Laura Frader. Thanks to Alexandra Chasin, Christine Gailey, Carol Hurd Green, Jenny Sharpe, Sarah Shoenfeld, and Christopher Wilson for their research consultation and bibliographic advice. We also wish to thank Michael Black, Debra Johnston, Elena Manzelli, and Kristen McMahon for their skillful work in proofreading and copyediting the manuscript. We would particularly like to express gratitude to Renee Fall, Elena Manzelli and Kristen McMahon for their unfailing support and research assistance with the day-to-day operations of putting together an edited volume. We are most appreciative of President Linda Wilson of Radcliffe College for her encouragement and support of interdisciplinary scholarship.