Jasmine Shariff Chan holds a PhD in Sociology from Yale University.She teaches in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore. Her current research interests are feminist theorising and methodologies, sociology of law, and the state. She is always interested in feminist strategies, an interest that grew out of her PhD dissertation on feminism and gender bias in the American courts.She is presently working on feminist discourses and the authoritarian state, with particular emphasis on the Southeast Asian region. Recent motherhood also played an important role in putting a new perspective on many issues, personal and professional!
Lan-hung Nora Chiang is Professor of Geography at National Taiwan University.She received her PhD from the University of Hawaii and her MA from Indiana University.She has been the Director of the Population Studies Centre and President of the ROC Population Association.Her current research projects include China's township industries and migrants, and recent Taiwan immigrants to Australia. She is the Co-ordinator of the Interdisciplinary Group of Australia Studies at National Taiwan University.
Louise Edwards teaches Asian Studies at Australian Catholic University. A PhD graduate from Griffith University, her publications include Men and Women in Qing China ( 1994), Recreating the Literary Canon ( 1995) and Censored by Confucius ( 1996) (with Kam Louie) as well as numerous articles. Her research interests include the women's suffrage movement in China during the first half of the twentieth century, Chinese literature and the intellectual history of China.She is currently secretary of the Asian Studies Association of Australia and Councillor of the Chinese Studies Association of Australia.
Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Melbourne.She teaches sociology and anthropology at Charles Sturt University. Her research interests include gender relations in India, globalisation and cultural politics of minorities. Currently she is working on a project that examines the impact of globalisation and economic liberalisation in India. She has published a number of articles on women's work, ethnographic method and economic reform in India. Her forthcoming book is titled Global Issues, Local Contexts: The Rabi Das of Bengal.