Jacob M. Appel is pursuing degrees in history at Columbia University and creative writing at New York University. His fiction has appeared in Buffalo Spree and The Cimarron Review.
Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis teach economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and are authors of Recasting Egalitarianism: New Rules for Markets, States, and Communities, Schooling in Capitalist America, and Democracracy and Capitalism.
Steven N. Durlauf is professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Nancy Folbre teaches economics at the University of Massachusetts. She co-authored, with Randy Albelda and the Center for Popular Economics, The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual.
Barbara Claire Freeman is an associate professor of English at Harvard University. Her poetry has appeared in Harvard Review and is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly and Iowa Review.
Edwin Frank is a poet and critic who lives in New York.
Jeff Gates, a former counsel to the US Senate Committee on Finance (1980-87), is president of the Shared Capitalism Institute in Atlanta and author of The Ownership Solution.
Martin Gilens teaches political science at Yale University. His research focuses on public attitudes and news media coverage of race, poverty, and welfare.
Mark Harman, translator most recently of Kafka's novel The Castle, teaches German at Millersville University and Irish literature at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.
Robert Haveman is John Bascom Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His "Equity with Employment" appeared in BR's Summer 1997 issue.
Bill Knott is an assistant professor at Emerson College in Boston.
David Lehman is the author, most recently, of The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets. In 1996 he began writing a poem a day as an experiment.
James Longenbach is Joseph H. Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester. His first book of poems, Threshold, and his most recent critical work, Modern Poetry after Modernism, are reviewed in this issue.
Elizabeth Macklin, author of A Woman Kneeling in the Big City, is the recipient of the 1998-99 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship.
Jay R. Mandle is the W. Bradford Wiley Professor of Economics at Colgate University. He is currently on a leave of absence and living in the Bay Area.
Susan E. Mayer is an associate professor in the Harris School of the University of Chicago, director of the Joint Center for Poverty Research, and author of What Money Can't Buy.
Kevin McCabe is an associate professor of economics at the University of Arizona and Senior Research Scholar of the Economic Science Laboratory.
Andrew Osborn is writing an English Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Texas at Austin.
Rosemary Quigley is pursuing degrees in law and public health at the University of Michigan. She was a Harvard College Trustman Fellow in 1993.
Bin Ramke is editor of Denver Quarterly and of a poetry series for the University of Georgia Press. His next book of poems, Wake, will be published this April.
Brenda Shaughnessy's first book of poems, Interior with Sudden Joy, will appear in 1999.
Neil Shister, former television critic for the Miami Herald and correspondent with Time, is writing a book titled The Nantucket Juice Guys and the Recasting of the American Dream.
Vernon Smith is Regents' Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. In 1995 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Science.
Alan A. Stone is the Toureff-Glueck Professor of Law and Psychiatry at Harvard Law School.
Ruy Teixeira directs the politics and public opinion program at the Economic Policy Institute. His new book (with Joel Rogers) examines the political effect of post-1973 economic inequality.
Steven Teles is research assistant professor in the Institute on Race and Social Division at Boston University and author of Whose Welfare? AFDC and Elite Politics.
John Tirman is executive director of the Winston Foundation for World Peace in Washington, DC. He is the author of Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America's Arms Trade.
Shiv Visvanathan is senior fellow at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi and author of A Carnival for Science: Essays on Science, Technology and Development.
Stuart White is assistant professor of political science at MIT. He is completing a book entitled The Civic Minimum: An Essay on the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship.
David Sloan Wilson is professor of biology at Binghamton University. With Elliott Sober, he is the author of Unto Others: The Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior.
John Yau edited the recently published anthology of short stories Fetish. He is the Writer in Residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art.