Lynn S. Chancer is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Executive Officer of the Sociology Department at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author or co-editor of five volumes including Sadomasochism in Everyday Life (Rutgers University Press, 1992), Reconcilable Differences: Confronting Beauty, Pornography and the Future of Feminism (University of California Press, 1998), High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes (University of Chicago Press, 2005), and (with Beverly Watkins), Gender, Race and Class: An Overview (Blackwell, 2005). Martín Sánchez-Jankowski is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at the University of California, Berkeley. His areas of research are sociology of poverty, social violence, ethnic and racial relations and youth. He is the author of five books and co-editor of two. Christine Trost is Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues at the University of California at Berkeley. Trained as a political scientist (PhD Berkeley), she has written journal articles and edited volumes on topics related to political ethics, campaign practices, youth civic and political engagement, and the rise of the Tea Party.