Jessica Calvanico is a doctoral candidate at University of California, Santa Cruz in the Feminist Studies Department, with emphases in visual studies and anthropology. Her research considers the legal and visual making of girlhood at the turn of the twentieth century by exploring how histories of sexuality, race, and class converge to create criminal and carceral girlhood. Specifically, her dissertation explores Southern girls’ reformatories and the historical foundations of the juvenile justice system in New Orleans.
Brooke Lober is a longtime participant in grassroots social movements and creative subcultures, which produce the materials and philosophies she engages in her classrooms, and in her work as a feminist and queer cultural studies scholar. At Sonoma State University’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Lober teaches intersectional feminist/queer studies through investigations into critical theory, social movements, and cultural production.
Mary Churchill teaches in Women’s and Gender Studies, American Multicultural Studies, and Native American Studies at SSU. She earned her Ph.D. in 1997 in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in American Indian religious traditions and women and religion. She has also been on the faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Iowa.