About the Author
Verta Taylor is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she teaches courses on gender, sexuality, and social movements. She is coauthor with Leila J. Rupp of Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s and Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret; author of Rock-a-by Baby: Feminism, Self-Help, and Postpartum Depression; coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism and The Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement, and author of nearly 150 articles, chapters, and reviews. Professor Taylor received the American Sociological Association's 2011 Jessie Bernard Award for lifetime contributions to the study of gender, and in 2008 she received the John D. McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award for her scholarship on social movements and the Simon and Gagnon Award for her career of scholarship on the study of sexualities. She has also been awarded Sociologists for Women in Society's Mentoring and Feminist Lecturer Awards. Nancy Whittier is Sophia Smith Professor of Sociology at Smith College, where she teaches classes on gender, sexuality, social movements, and research methods. She is the author of Frenemies: Feminists, Conservatives, and Sexual Violence, The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State, Feminist Generations, and numerous articles on social movements, gender, and sexual violence, and is coauthor of Statistics for Social Understanding. Leila J. Rupp is Distinguished Professor of Feminist Studies and Associate Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She coedited Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, which won a Lambda Literary Award in 2014. She is the author of Sapphistries: A Global History of Love between Women, A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America, Worlds of Women: The Making of an International Women's Movement, and Mobilizing Women for War: German and American Propaganda, 1939-1945, and coauthor, with Verta Taylor, of Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret and Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s. She has published numerous articles in journals and edited collections.