Kristin Ross is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at New York University. She is the author of The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and The Paris Commune (1988); Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization And The Reordering of French Culture (1995); and May '68 And Its Afterlives (2002).
Susan Bordo is the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities and Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky. She has written and edited several books, including Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body (1993, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), Twilight Zones: The Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J. (1997) and, most recently, The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private (1999).
is Professor of the History of Christianity and Theology at the University of Chicago, where she teaches courses on early and medieval Christian thought and practice, the history of Christian mysticism, and contemporary theory, all with particular attention to questions generated by feminist and queer studies. She is the author most recently of Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History (2002) and is currently writing a book about the reception—medieval, early modern, and modern—of medieval Christian women's mysticism.