John Ransom Phillips is a painter whose work has been exhibited in one-person shows nationally and internationally, including at the Kennedy Center for the performing Arts, the Nippon Gallery in Tokyo, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires. He has been a faculty member at the University of Chicago, the University of Chicago, Berkeley, and Reed College, and he is the author of The Reformation of Images. Wendy Doniger is a professor at the University of Chicago. She is also a prolific author whose books include The Bedtrick, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Ariel Orr Jordan is a psychotherapist and writer who coconceived The Vagina Monologues with Eve Ensler.