modern girl around the world research group is a collective based
at the University of Washington, Seattle. Its members are Alys Eve Weinbaum,
Lynn M. Thomas, Priti Ramamurthy, Uta G. Poiger, Madeleine Yue Dong, and
Tani E. Barlow.
davarian l. baldwin is an associate professor of history and African and
African Diaspora Studies at Boston College. The chapter in this volume comes
from his larger project Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migra-
tion, and Black Urban Life (2007).
tani e. barlow is a professor of history and women’s studies at the University
of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of The Question of Women in Chinese
Feminism (Duke, 2004) and ‘‘Wanting Some’’ in Mechthild Leutner and Ni-
kola Spakowski, eds., Women in China: The Republican Period in Historical
timothy burke is a professor of history at Swarthmore College. He is the
author of Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women: Commodification, Cleanliness and
Consumption in Modern Zimbabwe (Duke, 1996) and co-author of Saturday
Morning Fever: Growing Up with Cartoon Culture (1999). He also maintains
a blog, Easily Distracted, at http://weblogs.swarthmore.edu/ burke.
liz conor is the author of The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visi-
bility in the 1920s (2004), and has recently completed a postdoctoral fellow-
ship in the Department of Culture and Communications at the University of
Melbourne. She is the former editor of Metro Magazine and Australian Screen
Education, and her present research is concerned with racialized childhood.