Elizabeth Sweet is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Her research examines the relationship between gender and children’s toys over time. Her areas of expertise include children’s material culture, gender and family. She holds a doctoral degree in sociology from the University of California, Davis.
Libra Hilde is a professor in the Department of History. Her focus is on race and gender in the 19th century United States, with an emphasis on the antebellum period, slavery, The Civil War and Reconstruction. She also has a strong background in 19th and 20th-century Native American history. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and Native American studies from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s in history from UC Berkeley and a doctoral degree in history from Harvard University.