Cynthia Willett is Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of philosophy at Emory University with affiliated positions in women’s, gender, sexuality studies; religion; the psychoanalytic studies program; and African American studies. Her authored books include Interspecies Ethics, Irony in the Age of Empire: Comic Perspectives on Democracy and Freedom, The Soul of Justice: Social Bonds and Racial Hubris, and Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities. She edited Theorizing Multiculturalism.
Julie Willett is associate professor of history at Texas Tech University, with an affiliated position in women’s and gender studies. She is author of Permanent Waves: The Making of the American Beauty Shop and editor of The American Beauty Industry Encyclopedia.