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Notes on the Contributors

Santa Arias is associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas. Her current teaching and research highlights the critical importance of the spatiality of colonialism, historical textualities, religion and empire, and more recently, geographical thinking in eighteenth-century Spanish America. Besides the publication of numerous essays in academic journals, she has published the monograph Retórica, historia y polémica: Bartolomé de las Casas y la tradición intelectual renacentista (2001), and four coedited volumes, including the forthcoming book Coloniality, Religion, and the Law in the Early Iberian World. She is completing the book project “Transatlantic Reconfigurations of the Americas: Geo-narratives of Empire, Nature, and Identity during the Enlightenment.”

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.

Elena Calvo-González is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology of the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil. Her research interests include race, biotechnology, and the body. She is currently researching the intersection between notions of whiteness, class, and sexuality in different regions of Brazil.

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra is the Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of How to Write the History of the New World (2001; translated into Spanish and Portuguese); Puritan Conquistadors (2006; translated into Spanish); Nature, Empire, and Nation (2007); The Atlantic in Global History, 1500–2000 (coedited with Erik Seeman), and The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of the Slave Trade (coedited with Jim Sidbury and Matt Childs). He is currently writing a book entitled Bible and Empire: The Old Testament in the Spanish Monarchy, from Columbus to the Wars of Independence.

Matthew Carnes, S.J., is an assistant professor of government at Georgetown University. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2008. His research examines labor policy and social policy in the developing world. He has published articles in British Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, and Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics. In recent years, he has offered courses in the joint Universidad Nacional de General San Martín–Georgetown University master’s program in development, management, and policy in Buenos Aires and at the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina, and he has been a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. [End Page 245]

Miguel Carreras is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds BAs in history and political science from the Sorbonne University and an MA in international studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva). His research interests include the study of Latin American parties and party systems, populism, and the link between criminal violence and the quality of democracy in Latin America. His current research agenda has two main components: the impact of perceptions of crime and victimization on political behavior, and the rise of outsider presidents in Latin America. His previous research is forthcoming in Comparative Political Studies.

Julienne Corboz holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology from the University of Melbourne and is employed as a researcher at La Trobe University. She is currently completing a book manuscript based on her doctoral dissertation, “The New Poor: Downward Mobility and the Neoliberalisation of Public Life in Uruguayan Squatter Settlements,” which won the Australian Anthropological Society’s Best PhD Thesis Prize in 2011.

Wilfrido H. Corral received his PhD from Columbia University and has taught at Stanford and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His most recent books are Vargas Llosa: La batalla en las ideas (2012), Bolaño traducido: Nueva...