Steven Seidman is a Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany. His books include Romantic Longings: Love in America, 1830-1980 (Routledge, 1991), Embattled Eros: Sexual Politics and Ethics in America (Routledge, 1992), Beyond the Closet (Routledge, 2002), and The Social Construction of Sexuality (W. W. Norton & Co, 2003).
Nancy Fischer is an Associate Professor of Sociology, and the Director of Metro-Urban Studies at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a former chair of the American Sociological Association's Section on Sexualities. She has written about incest, urban sustainability, and is currently working on a project on the social meaning of second hand and vintage clothing.
Chet Meeks was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a queer theorist and taught courses in Sociology of Sexuality and Social Theory at Georgia State (and previously at Northern Illinois University). His published works include 'Civil Society and the Sexual Politics of Difference' published in Sociological Theory, as well as the co-edited Handbook of New Sexuality Studies (Routledge, 2006). He passed away in 2008.