Idelber Avelar teaches in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has published articles on Ricardo Piglia, the Latin American canon, and Marx and Derrida in journals such as Modern Language Notes, Dispositio, and Revista de Crítica Cultural. Currently, she is finishing a book entitled The Untimely Present: Latin American Post-Dictatorship Fiction and the Task of Mourning.
Eusebio Víctor Choque Quispe is an Aymara painter and sculptor residing in La Paz, Bolivia. His work has been exhibited in several shows and galleries in Bolivia. In 1996, he received one of the most prestigious national awards for his work, the Pedro Domingo Murillo Grand Prize in painting.
María Eugenia Choque Quispe is a member of the Executive Board of the Andean Oral History Workshop (Taller de Historia Oral Andina) in La Paz, Bolivia, and has also served as the Workshop’s director. Currently she is working on a book examining the relationship between Aymara women and colonial domination. She has organized and participated in numerous conferences on the discrimination experienced by Aymara women who migrate to urban areas, as well as collaborating on two meetings of Aymara midwives and women healers. At present, she is involved in the movement to reconstitute the Andean ayllu.
Meredith Gadsby is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has contributed an essay to Migrating Words and Worlds: Pan-Africanism Updated, which is forthcoming from Africa World Press. Her essay is based on a chapter in her doctoral dissertation, entitled”Little Salt Won’t Kill You: Caribbean Women WRiters, Migration, and the Politics of Survival.”
Ester Hernandez is a visual artist whose work in printmaking and pastels depicts the dignity, strength, experiences, and dreams of Latina women. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Russia. She has had numerous California Arts Council grants and has taught art in elementary schools, colleges, and senior citizen centers. She is currently teaching in an art center for the developmentally disabled in San Francisco.
Kerry L. Johnson is Assistant Professor of English at Merrimack College. Her work has appeared in such journals as World Literature Written in English and The Journal of Caribbean Literatures. She is working on a manuscript entitled Landscape, Gender, and Postcolonial Community in the Works of Wilson Harris, James Joyce, Jean Rhys, and Katherine Mansfield.
Dalia Kandiyoti is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University. She has published essays in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, The European Legacy, and History of European Ideas, and contributed an essay to Writing the Image after Roland Barthes. At present she is writing a dissertation entitled “The Local and the Mobile: Immigration, Displacement, and Location in American Narratives.”
Jill S. Kuhnheim is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her book, Gender, Politics, and Poetry in Twentieth-Century Argentina, was recently published by the University of Florida Press. She is currently working on a new book project that considers how contemporary poetry crosses certain generic lines and integrates with other art forms.
Kristen Mahlis, Assistant Professor of English, teaches at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. At present, she is writing a book on Caribbean women writing in and about exile.
Laura E. Pérez is an assistant professor in the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to contributing an essay to the collection, Race, Identity, and Representation in Education, she has published essays co-written with Ali Behdad in such journals as Canadian Review of Comparative Literature and Paragraph. She is now working on a book on alternative art and spiritual practices in the work of contemporary Chicana and Latin(a)merican women.
Ileana Rodríguez is Associate Professor of Spanish at the Ohio State University. Her research focuses on feminist studies, Latin American literature and culture, Caribbean and Central American narratives, and postcolonial theory. She is the author of Women, Guerrillas, and Love: Understanding War in Central America and House/Garden/Nation: Space, Gender, and Ethnicity in Post-Colonial Latin...