Notes on Contributors

Carol Barton is Coordinator of the Women's International Coalition for Economic Justice (WICEJ), a global coalition of 40 organizations - NGOs and labor groups - from all regions of the globe, focused on macro-economic policy from the perspective of gender, race, and national origin.

Jennifer Disney is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, S.C.). Her Ph.D. is from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She received the 2002 American Political Science Association Women and Politics Best Dissertation Award and the 2002 APSA New Political Science Best Paper Award.

Hester Eisenstein is a Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her books include Contemporary Feminist Thought (1983) and Inside Agitators: Australian Femocrats and the State (1996). Her current research focuses on gender, globalization, and the international women's movement from a Marxist-feminist perspective.

Kimberly Earles is a PhD Candidate in political science at York University, where she has worked as both a Research Assistant and a Teaching Assistant. She has done research for the Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association, the St. John's Status of Women Council/Women's Centre, the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC), the Law Commission of Canada.

Tammy Findlay is a PhD Candidate in political science at York University, and is an instructor at York and Trent Universities as well as at the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Labour College. Her dissertation examines state restructuring in Ontario, women's structures of representation, and democratization.

Martha E. Gimenez, originally from Argentina, is Professor of Socio- logy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on Marxist-feminism, population theory, the politics of racial and ethnic construction, and inequality. She founded the Progressive Sociologists Network (

Giorgi Katsiaficas is a longtime activist working on a book about South Korean social movements. His previous books include The Imagination of the New Left (1987) and The Subversion of Politics (1997).

Ben Manski is a lifelong Madisonian, law student and a co-chair of the Green Party of the United States (

Jonathan Scott is an Assistant Professor of English at the City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College, where he teaches literature and writing. He also teaches a graduate seminar at New York University on American Literature and White Supremacy.

Bina Srivanasan is a researcher and activist currently based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with INFORM (, working against the trafficking of women. She has worked to counter state-sponsored violence in the Indian state of Gujarat, and is active in the movement opposing construction of large dams in India, China and elsewhere.

Omar Swartz teaches in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado at Denver. His advanced degrees are in both Communication (1995) and Law (2001). He is the author of five books-including Socialism and Communication -and more than thirty-five published essays, book chapters, and reviews.