About the ContributorsDavid Allen, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Colorado State University, specializes in public law and research methods. His most recent publications are forthcoming in the Social Science Journal: "Political Economy and the Adoption of Policies Governing Everyday Life in the American States," and "Class, Race, and Toxic Releases in American Counties, 1995." His previous work has focused on small group behavior on state supreme courts and the activities of women state supreme court justices. His poetry was featured in Janus Head, Fall 1998. Daniel Corrie has previously published his poetry in Shenandoah, The Nation, Denver Quarterly, Southern Review, Southern Poetry Review, Modern Age, Southwest Review, among others. His poems are forthcoming or currently appear in Cross Currents, The American Scholar, Confrontation, Pivot, and Anglican Theological Review. Gustavo Fares is a visual artist from Argentina and resides in the United States since 1985. Currently he teaches painting at Lynchburg College, in Virginia. Fares holds a Professor Degree in Painting and Drawing from the "Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon" in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has undertaken post- graduate studies at the "Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Carcova" in the same city. After settling in the United States, Fares completed a Master in Painting and Lithography at West Virginia University, a Ph. D. in Latin American Literature and a Certificate in Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. There he received grants from the Tinker Foundation and an Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. He has shown his paintings in the United States, Argentina and Mexico, and presented lectures at professional fora. Terry Gillmore has published two books of poetry, Further, Poems 1966-1976, and Surviving the Shadow. A virtuoso in the study of despair and hope, his writing chronicles our perceptions of brokeness and moves toward the realization of love. Other poems of his can be read on line at The Poetry Store (http:// www.poetrystore.com) Evans Lansing-Smith is the author of four books and numerous articles on mythology and literature, with a special interest in the descent to the underworld in modernism. He traveled with the late Joseph Campbell in France, Egypt, and Africa. He holds a B.A. degree from Williams College, an M.A. from Antioch International, and the Ph.D. from The Claremont Graduate School, in 1986. He has taught at colleges and universities in Switzerland, California, and Maryland, and is currently Professor of English at Midwestern State University, in Wichita Falls, TX. Gary Mesa-Gaido is an Assistant Professor of Art at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. He has recently exhibited his work at Coker College in South Carolina, the Abraham Lubelski Gallery in New York, the Maude Kern Arts Center in Oregon, and Arts on Main in Kentucky, among others. He received a juror’s award for second place in "Combined Talents: The Florida National 1996" at Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. Linda Moody, currently acting chair of Women's Studies, also holds the Leavens Chair, Robert F. Leavens Endowment for the Chaplaincy and Teaching of Religion at Mills College in Oakland. California. Moody is the author of Women Encounter God: Theology Across the Boundaries of Difference (Orbis, 1996). Her articles have appeared in Women and Religion, ed. Hinsdale and Kaminski, New Theology Review, Journal of Women and Religion, and elsewhere. Alan Schwerin was born in South Africa and lived there for thirty-three years. For six years he was associated with the University of Transkei as a lecturer in philosophy. His experiences in the impoverished Transkei homeland led him to begin work on a project on the origins of apartheid, of which his article, "Victory is Ours," is a part. He has a doctorate in philosophy from Rice University, and is the current chair of the department of political science and philosophy at Monmouth University (NJ). He has published widely in the history of philosophy. In 1976 he won both first and second prizes in the national photographic competition for university students in South Africa. He is married to Helen, and they have two children, Brett and Mia. Louise Sundararajan is a forensic psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Religion from Harvard University, and her Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University. She writes and presents nationally and internationally on issues in continentional philosophy, psychopathology, psychology of emotion, and Chinese poetry, to name a few of her interdisciplinary research interests. She is co-editor of an interdisciplinary internet forum, DIALOGUES.
Marilyn Walker is an anthropologist and ethnobotanist who currently teaches in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. She has published a book, harvesting the Northern Wild: A guide to Historic and Contemporary Uses of Edible Forest Plants of the Northwest Territories, which has become a classic in the North. She is currently working on another book on indigenous Arctic architecture based on her work as curator, archaeologist, and anthropologist.