Jean Halley is an associate professor of sociology at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. She earned her doctorate in sociology at the Graduate Center of CUNY, and her master’s degree in theology at Harvard University. Her book about touching children, breastfeeding, children’s sleep and contemporary childrearing advice, Boundaries of Touch: Parenting and Adult-Child Intimacy was published in July 2007 by the University of Illinois Press. She also assisted Patricia Ticineto Clough in editing The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (Duke University Press 2007). More recently, she co-authored Seeing White: An Introduction to White Privilege and Race (Rowman and Littlefield 2011) with Amy Eshleman and Ramya Vijaya. She has recently completed her fourth book, a mix of memoir and a social history of cattle ranching in the United States, The Parallel Lives of Women and Cows: Meat Markets, (Palgrave Macmillan 2012).