Jean Halley is an associate professor of sociology at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. She earned her PhD in sociology at the Graduate Center of CUNY, and her master’s degree in theology at Harvard University. Her book about touching children, breastfeeding, children’s sleep and contemporary childrearing advice, Boundaries of Touch: Parenting and Adult-Child Intimacy was published in July 2007 by the University of Illinois Press. She also assisted Patricia Ticineto Clough in editing The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (Duke University Press 2007). She co-authored Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race (Rowman and Littlefield 2011) with Amy Eshleman and Ramya Vijaya. Her fourth book mixes memoir with a social history of cattle ranching in the United States, The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows: Meat Markets (Palgrave Macmillan 2012).

Amy Eshleman, a professor of psychology at Wagner College, regularly teaches courses on race, class, gender, and sexuality, in which she shares her research on expressions of prejudice. She holds PhD from the University of Kansas.

Ramya Vijaya is an associate professor of economics at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. At Stockton, besides courses in economics, she also teaches interdisciplinary courses on gender, inequality, and diversity issues. Her research is in the area of labor markets, globalization, and feminist political economy. She has published multiple articles on the impact of globalization on labor and on feminist perspectives in economics. Vijaya holds a PhD in economics from American University.