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Notes on the Contributors

Gauvin Alexander Bailey is professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. His publications include Baroque & Rococo (2012), The Andean Hybrid Baroque: Convergent Cultures in the Churches of Colonial Peru (2010), Between Renaissance and Baroque: Jesuit Art in Rome, 1565–1610 (2003), Art of Colonial Latin America (2005), and Art on the Jesuit Missions in Asia and Latin America, 1542–1773 (1999). He has also curated or acted as consultant on a number of exhibitions of Latin American, Asian, and European art in Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

Luisa Blanco is an assistant professor of economics at Pepperdine University and an adjunct researcher at RAND’s Center of Latin American Social Policy. Blanco’s research focuses on issues related to economic development in Latin America, and her work has been published in academic journals such as World Development and Journal of Development Studies. She is currently working on a project funded by Centro Andino de Fomento to study the impact of judicial reform on crime and trust in institutions in Mexico.

Juan Carlos Castillo es doctor en sociología de la Universidad de Humboldt, Berlín, y actualmente se desempeña como profesor asistente de la Escuela de Psicología e investigador asociado del Centro de Medición MIDE UC de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Sus temas de investigación se relacionan con los determinantes de percepciones y creencias respecto de la desigualdad económica. Entre sus publicaciones más recientes se encuentran The Legitimacy of Economic Inequality: An Empirical Approach to the Case of Chile (2011), “Is Inequality Becoming Just? Changes in Public Opinion about Economic Distribution in Chile” (2012) y “Legitimacy of Inequality in a Highly Unequal Context: Evidence from the Chilean Case” (2011).

Carlos de la Torre is professor of sociology and director of international studies at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. His most recent books are Populist Seduction in Latin America (2nd ed., 2010); The Ecuador Reader: History, Culture, Politics, coedited with Steve Striffler (2008); and El retorno del pueblo: Populismo y nuevas democracias en América Latina, coedited with Enrique Peruzzotti (2008). He has been a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Flavia Fiorucci es doctora en historia por la Universidad de Londres. Es investigadora del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) e integra el Centro de Historia Intelectual de la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. Ha publicado numerosos artículos sobre la temática de los intelectuales y la cultura en Argentina y América Latina. De reciente publicación es Intelectuales y Peronismo (2011). Actualmente trabaja en temas de historia de la educación y de la docencia.

Alisa Garni earned her PhD in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is an assistant professor of sociology at Kansas State University. [End Page 239] Her substantive interests include international development, migration, and social change. She has recently completed work examining why viajeras (women who work as international couriers) are significantly more active in some parts of El Salvador than others and what difference their industry makes to local communities. In other work, she examines the changing gender relations in postconflict, high-migration contexts, as well as the relationship among structural adjustment, mass migration, and alienation in postwar Central America.

Francisco E. González is associate professor of Latin American studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. He is the author of the books Creative Destruction? Economic Crises and Democracy in Latin America (2012) and Dual Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Institutionalized Regimes in Chile and Mexico, 1970–2000 (2008). González has won the “Excellence in Teaching Award” at SAIS twice, in 2006 and 2012. He holds master and doctoral degrees in politics from the University of Oxford.

Robin Grier is professor of economics and international studies at the University of Oklahoma. Her research and teaching focus on the political economy of Latin America, economic development, and growth. She has published articles on these topics in journals such as the Journal of Law and...