Carolyn J. Eichner (USA)  is an Associate Professor of History and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  She is spending the 2015-2016 academic year as a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton, New Jersey.  Her interests focus on feminism, women, gender, and radical politics in nineteenth-century France and its empire.  Eichner's first book, Surmounting the Barricades: Women in the Paris Commune (Indiana University Press, 2004), examined feminist activism and its wide-ranging influences during and after France's 1871 revolutionary civil war.  Her book project in-progress, Feminism's Empire: Race and Gender in France and Beyond, investigates late nineteenth-century feminist perspectives on empire, looking specifically at the intersections of race, gender, capitalism, and religion.  Eichner's other research includes The Name: Legitimacy, Identity, and Gendered Citizenship in France, a historical analysis of the political, social, and cultural evolution of state and customary naming restrictions and the ways in which individuals and groups navigated these regulations.  Her article "In the Name of the Mother: Feminist Opposition to the Patronym in Nineteenth-Century France," is in the current issue of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (Spring 2014). Eichner currently serves as the President of the Western Society for French History, on the editorial board of the journal French Historical Studies, as an advisory board member of Women and Social Movements, International - 1840 to Present and as a Collaborating Editor of Women and Modern Empires, 1840 to the Present.