J.L. McIntosh is an assistant professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University and her M.Litt from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Her dissertation on the pre-accession households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor won one of six Gutenberg-e prizes sponsored by the American Historical Association and Columbia University Press for dissertations on women and gender completed between 2000-2003. The dissertation was published by Columbia UP as both an e-book, available on the Gutenberg-e website, and as a hardback edition in 2009. She is currently working on her second book which will focus on Mary I.