Donna R. Gabaccia is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. She is author of We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans (1998), Italy’s Many Diasporas (2000), and Foreign Relations: Global Perspectives on U.S. Immigration (2012); she is also co-editor of Intimacy and Italian Migration: Gender and Domestic Lives in a Mobile World (with Loretta Baldassar, 2010). Gabaccia is on the editorial board of Gender & History, Journal of American Ethnic History and Journal of Modern Italian Studies.
Mary Jo Maynes is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Taking the Hard Road: Life Course and Class Identity in French and German Workers' Autobiographies of the Industrial Era (1995) and co-author of Telling Stories: The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History (with Jennifer Pierce and Barbara Laslett, 2008) and Family: A World History (with Ann Waltner, 2012). She is on the editorial board of Gender & History, the Journal of Global History, and the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth.