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Shiela Bora is Professor in the Department of History at Dibrugarh University. She was awarded her B.A. in History from Loreto House College, Calcutta, her M.A. in History from Guwahati University, and her Ph.D. from Gauhati University in Assam. She is the recipient of the Gauhati University gold medal. Among her publications, Dr. Bora has authored a textbook on European History published by the Gauhati University Text Book Coordination Committee. Her book, Student Revolution in Assam (1917-1947) highlights the important role of the students of Assam during India’s Freedom Struggle. Dr. Bora is a two-time recipient of the Fulbright scholarship, which supported her research at Yale University (1989) and the Divinity School at Harvard University (1996). She is a member of the Board of International Advisors for the Journal of Women’s History.

Anne Foster is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Indiana State University. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University (1995). Her publications include the articles "Models for Governing: Opium and Colonial Policies in Southeast Asia, 1898-1910," in the book she co-edited with Julian Go, The American Colonial State in the Philippines: Global Perspectives (Duke University Press, 2003) and "Prohibition as Superiority: Policing Opium in South-East Asia, 1898-1925," which appeared in International History Review in June 2000. Foster was a grant recipient for the Program on Peace and International Cooperation from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for 1992.

Carol Scally Grigas is visiting assistant professor of History at Mississipi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi. She received her Ph.D. from Washington State University and her M.A. (for which she completed course work at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid), from Emmanual College in Boston, Massachusetts. She also has an M.S. from Boston University. Her most recent publication is "Spain," in Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International Encyclopedia, edited by Jack S. Blocker, Jr., David M. Fahey, and Ian R. Tyrrell (ABC-Clio, Inc., 2003). She has been the recipient of several research grants, including the Government of Spain Program for Cultural Cooperation between the Spanish Embassy and the United States; the Sophia Smith Library at Smith College; and the Harvard University, Houghton Library, Rodney G. Dennis Study of Manuscripts Fellowship.

Marjorie Jane Harris is Associate Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas. She received her Ph.D. (1994) and M.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1994) and her M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1981). Her recent publications include “America’s Evangelical Women: More than Wives and Mothers—Reformers, Ministers, Leaders” in Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America, edited by Rosemary Skinner Keller and Rosemary Radford Ruether (Indiana University Press, forthcoming, 2006) and “Holiness and Pentecostal Traditions: Making the Spirit Count” in Religion and Public Life in the Southern Crossroads Region: Showdown States, edited by William Lindsey and Mark Silk (AltaMira Press, 2004).

Loretta Long Hunnicutt is Assistant Professor of History, Humanities and Teacher Education Division at Pepperdine University. Her recent publications include The Life of Selina Campbell: A Fellow Soldier in the Cause of Restoration (University of Alabama Press, 2001) and an article for the Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America (University of Indiana, 2004) on Women in the Christian Churches/Disciples of Christ.

Noriko Ishii is associate professor, Faculty of Comparative Culture, Otsuma Women's University, Tokyo, Japan. She received her Ph.D. and M.Phil. in American Civilization from the George Washington University (1998) and her B.A. in English and International Relations from Sophia University, Japan (1982). Her most recent publication is American Women Missionaries at Kobe College, 1873-1909: New Dimensions in Gender (Routledge, 2004).

Eliane Moura da Silva is professor of Contemporary History at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. She earned her M.A. (1986) and her Ph.D. in Social History (1990) at the same institution. As Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin (1999-2000), she completed research on American missionary women in Brazil. She has published books, articles, and reviews about Catholicism, spiritism, occultism, fundamentalism, gender, and culture in Brazil during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Juyana Peard is Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University, where she teaches Latin American History. She was previously a member of the faculty at Kean University, New Jersey, and Fordham University. Born and brought up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she received her B.A. in Politics and Sociology from Durham University (U.K.) in 1971, and, after two years of study at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1975-76), received her Ph.D. in Latin American History from Columbia University. Her revised dissertation was published under the title Race, Place, and Medicine: The Idea of the Tropics in Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Medicine (Duke University Press, 2000).

Ann W. Pullen is currently Professor Emerita of History at Kennesaw State University. Before her retirement, she served as Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy, and Chair of Women’s Studies. Her research has centered on U.S. women in the early 20th century who were active in the U.S. southern interracial movement and in the mission field in Angola. She has published articles on the interracial movement and has an article forthcoming which is a comparative study of “women in mission” in the interracial movement and in missions in Angola. With KSU English Professor Sarah Robbins, she is editing the missionary diaries of Nellie Arnott (Darling) and preparing a companion website on the Protestant American mission movement in Angola.

Sarah R. Robbins is author of Managing Literacy, Mothering America (originally published by Pittsburgh University Press in 2004 and due out in paperback in spring 2006). Robbins also co-edited Writing America: Classroom Literacy and Public Engagement and Writing Our Communities: Local Learning and Public Culture. Robbins’ current projects include a book on Harriet Beecher Stowe’s authorial career, to be published by Cambridge University Press as part of their major writers’ series. With KSU historian Ann Pullen, she is editing the missionary diaries of Nellie Arnott (Darling) and preparing a companion website on the Protestant American mission movement in West Africa. She is doing research for projects on authorship in American culture and on women’s cross-cultural teaching narratives. She has won numerous prizes for her scholarship, including the 2002 University System of Georgia award for excellence in the scholarship of teaching and the 1998 American Studies Association's Constance Rourke prize for the best article in American Quarterly.

Liz Rohan is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn where she teaches writing and American Studies courses. She has published several articles featuring American women's reading and writing practices, particularly during the Progressive era. Two of these articles won national awards. She earned her M.A in Writing from Depaul University, Chicago and her Ph.D in Writing Studies at the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. Her dissertation, “Imagined Communions: One Woman's Spiritual Journey,” is a historical case study of the literate practices of Janette Miller, (1879-1969), an American missionary whose sixty-year career in Angola paralleled the final years of colonialism in that country.

Johanna M. Selles is Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto. She published Methodists and Women’s Education in Ontario, 1836-1925 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1986). She has worked as a researcher and clinical nurse specialist at Yale School of Nursing, Yale School of Medicine and The Connecticut Hospice. Her current writing is focused on a monograph entitled “A Sacrament of Fellowship: The World Student Christian Federation and Christian Internationalism, 1896-1940.”

Regina D. Sullivan is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky. She previously taught at Williamette University and the University of Oregon and was previously employed as National Recruitment Coordinator, Teach for America, New York, New York and Executive Director, Teach for America, Milledgeville, Georgia. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in U.S. History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.A. in Religion at Yale University.

Cristina Zaccarini has been a history professor at Adelphi University,
in Garden City, New York since 1989. In addition to her book The Sino-American Friendship as Tradition and Challenge: Dr. Ailie Gale in China 1908-1950 (Lehigh Univ. press 2001), she has published several articles and presented papers in Taiwan and Shanghai on the subject of missionary medicine and Chinese Nationalist Government efforts in western medicine.


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