Jean Barman writes on Canadian and British Columbian history. Her The West Beyond the West: A History of British Columbia (University of Toronto Press) has just appeared in a 3rd edition. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Ira Jacknis is Research Anthropologist at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, where he has worked since 1991. His research specialties include museums and the arts and cultures of the Native peoples of western North America. Jacknis is the author of The Storage Box of Tradition: Kwakiutl Art, Anthropologists, and Museums, 1881-1981 (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002) and "Visualizing Kwakwakaâwakw Tradition: The Films of William Heick, 1951-1963, "which appeared in the Douglas Cole memorial issue of BC Studies (nos. 125/126, 2000). He has published other essays on Franz Boas, George Hunt, and Alfred Kroeber.
P. Whitney Lackenbauer is assistant professor and acting chair of the Department of History at St. Jerome's University (University of Waterloo). His most recent books include Battle Grounds: The Canadian Military and Aboriginal Lands (UBC Press, 2007), Kurt Meyer on Trial: A Documentary Record (with Chris Madsen, cda Press, 2007), and Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Military: Historical Perspectives (edited with Craig Mantle, Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2007). His current research includes histories of the Canadian Rangers, the Distant Early Warning (dew) Line, and Aboriginal blockades and occupations.
Frank Leonard teaches history at Douglas College, New Westminister. He is preparing a study that compares the activities of Canadian and American railway companies at their respective Pacific termini and adjacent service communities during the period 1870-1930.
Marcus Tomalin is a Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge, in the UK. His research focuses upon various aspects of linguistic theory in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular emphasis on "missionary" linguistics. Recent publications include "'...to these rules there are many exceptions': Robert Maunsell and the Grammar of Maori" (Historiographia Linguistica 33:3, 2006) and "'Vulgarisms and Broken English': The Familiar Perspicuity of William Hazlitt" (Romanticism 13:1, 2007).