Rory Dicker is Assistant Professor of English at Westminster College. She lives in Columbia, Missouri. Alison Piepmeier is Senior Lecturer in Women's Studies at Vanderbilt University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation. Jennifer Baumgardner writes for various magazines, including Ms, Harper's, and Elle, and is the coauthor (with Amy Richards) of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.
"Rory Dicker and Alison Piepmeier edited the book they wanted to read and teach, constructing it around the consciousness-raising model to reflect the progression from self-discovery to feminist identification and collective political action. This organization makes Catching a Wave a unique primer for people new to feminism and its ideals. Its chapters also reawaken those of us who need a reminder of the connections among our personal lives, the hegemonic social order, and superstructures."--SIGNS "Compelling and conversational without sounding angry or overtly academic . . . "--Transformations SIGNS" Transformations"