- Notes on the Contributors
José Daniel Benclowicz has a doctorate in history from the University of Buenos Aires and is professor and researcher at the School of Humanities and Social Studies of the National University of Río Negro. He specializes in contemporary and recent Argentine history. His ongoing research projects are all connected to the study of the development of the working class, the emergence of the piquetero movement, and the role of social representations in the unfolding of social struggle.
Amy Chazkel is associate professor of history at the City University of New York, Queens College. A specialist in modern Brazilian history, her research and teaching interests include urban history, slavery and abolition, and law and society in Latin America. Her publications include Laws of Chance: Brazil's Clandestine Lottery and the Making of Urban Public Life in Brazil (Duke University Press, 2011), articles on the history of penal institutions and illicit gambling in Brazil, and a coedited double issue of Radical History Review that explores the privatization of common property in global perspective.
Timothy David Clark is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at York University and research associate at the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC). He is also the coeditor of Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America: Community Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility. His research interests include Latin American political economy and development, state theory and capitalist development, mining and resource policy, and rural development and food security. His current project investigates the role of the state in the process of capitalist transformation in Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship.
Katherine J. Curtis is assistant professor of community and rural sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research addresses migration and population redistribution, inequality, and population and environment in the United States and Puerto Rico, with a focus on spatial and temporal aspects underlying social processes. Her work has been published in Demography (2005, 2008), Caribbean Studies (2007), Population Research and Policy Review (2008), and Social Science History (2005).
Richard Feinberg is professor of international political economy at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego. Previously, he served as special assistant to President Clinton for inter-American affairs on the National Security Council (1993-1996). He is the book reviewer for the Western Hemisphere section of the publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Affairs. Feinberg received his doctorate in economics from Stanford University and his bachelor's degree from Brown University.
Judith Adler Hellman is professor of political and social science at York University. She has been editor of Canadian Journal of Latin America and [End Page 269] Caribbean Studies and is the author of Mexico in Crisis (Holmes & Meier, 3rd ed., 1988), Journeys among Women: Feminism in Five Italian Cities (Oxford University Press, 1987), Mexican Lives (New Press, 2nd ed., 1999), and The World of Mexican Migrants (New Press, 2008), as well as articles on peasant movements, rural development, feminism, distance education, human rights, international migration in the Americas and Europe, and social movements in Europe and Latin America.
Magdalena López received her Ph.D. from the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. She is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Universidade de Lisboa. She works on twentieth-century literature and cinema in the Caribbean region. Her book El otro de nuestra América: Imaginarios frente a Estados Unidos en la República Dominicana y Cuba, will be published by the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana in 2011.
Claudia Radel is an assistant professor in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University. She earned her Ph.D. in geography from Clark University in 2005 and her MPA in international development from Princeton University in 1995. Her research explores changing natural resource-based livelihood strategies for individuals, households, and communities in the rural global South, and she is interested particularly in how gender ideologies and practices intersect with these strategies. Her research interests also include the relationship between labor migration and environmental change. Her work appears in Gender, Place, and Culture, Journal of Latin...