Susan Bordo is Professor of Philosophy and holds the Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. Her publications include Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images From Plato to O.J. ( University of California Press, 1997), Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body ( University of California Press, 1993), which was named one of the New York Times Notable Books for 1993, and The Flight to Objectivity: Essays in Cartesianism and Culture ( University of California Press, 1987). She is currently completing a book entitled Feminist Intepretations of Rene Descartes (Re-reading the Canon), due in March 1999 ( Penn. State University Press).
Kathleen Canning is Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Languages of Labor and Gender: Female Factory Work in Germany, 1850-1914 (Cornell University Press, 1996). She is currently working on a new book manuscript entitled Body, Class and Citizenship: Gender in the Aftermath of War and Revolution in Germany, 1918-1930.
Patricia Hill Collins is Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, and she is a former member of the Council of the American Sociological Association. She has written Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Unwin Hyman, 1990), which is the winner of the C. Wright Mills Award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She has also written Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice ( University of Minnesota Press, 1998).
Monique Deveaux is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Social Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She is interested in most aspects of moral and political philosophy, and her thesis concerns the relationship between ethical attachments and the construction of political communities. Her article on Foucault, feminism, and empowerment appears in Feminist Studies and is reprinted in Feminist Interpretations of Foucault: Re-reading the Canon ( Penn. State University Press, 1996).
Heidi Hartmann is an economist and director of the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) and has written extensively on feminist theory and policy issues. Her publications include the National Research Council Report Women, Work, and Wages: Equal Pay for Jobs of Equal Value, co-edited with Donald Trieman ( National Academy Press, 1981); articles such as "The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism" and "Capitalism, Patriarchy, and Job Segregation by Sex"; and numerous essays and reports produced at IWPR with Roberta Spalter-Roth and others. She has recently been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.