donna alvah
is associate professor and Margaret Vilas Chair of U.S. History at St.
Lawrence University. She is the author of Uno≈cial Ambassadors: American Military
Families Overseas and the Cold War, 1946–1965 (2007). She recently completed an essay on
wives of U.S. military men in the Philippines between the Spanish-American War and
the start of the Second World War and is working on a project on sexual assaults
committed by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa after 1945.
chris ames
is associate professor in the school of undergraduate studies at the Univer-
sity of Maryland University College. He has published widely on Japanese film and
Okinawan history and culture.
jeff bennett
is assistant professor of anthropology and religious studies at the Univer-
sity of Missouri, Kansas City. His research on Abu Ghraib is informed by his experi-
ence as a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.
maria höhn
is professor of German history at Vassar College. She is the author of gis and
Fräuleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany (2002), which was
published in German as Amis, Cadillacs,’’Negerliebchen’’ in 2008. She is the co-author
with Martin Klimke of A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American gis,
and Germany (Palgrave 2010). A German version of that book is being published with
Verlag Berlin-Brandenburg. She is also the co-director of ‘‘The Civil Rights Struggle,
African America gis, and Germany’’ at, a digital ar-
chive and oral-history collection that was honored by the naacp in 2009 with the Julius
E. Williams Distinguished Community Service Award.
seungsook moon
is professor of sociology at Vassar College. She is the author of
Militarized Modernity and Gendered Citizenship in South Korea (Duke, 2005) and its
Korean edition, Kunsaju˘ uie kach’in k˘undae: Kungminmand˘ulgi, simindoegi, k˘urigo s˘ong˘ui
ch˘ ongch’i (2007), elected one of ten books worth reading by the Korean Publication
Ethics Commission in March 2007. She has also published numerous articles on
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