Julia Albarracín is Dan and Laura Web Professor of Political Science at Western Illinois University. Her research interests include immigration, immigrant incorporation, and Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Her recent book, At the Core and in the Margins: Incorporation of Mexican Immigrants in Two Rural Midwestern Communities, was published in 2016 (Michigan State University Press). She has also written a number of book chapters and articles that have appeared in AIDS and Behavior, AIDS Care, American Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.
Jordan A. Arellanes is a doctoral student in human development and family studies at Iowa State University. Jordan is the Dorothy A. Wyant Fellow in Family Health, where he studies how Latino families and specifically fathers can impact the educational attainment of their children's lives. He is the recipient of the Inaugural Outstanding Student Award and the Inaugural Outstanding Graduate Award from the University of Colorado Denver, where he received his master's degree in educational psychology with an emphasis in human development.
Esther María Claros Berlioz is currently a third-year doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Culture, and Curriculum Department at Miami University of Ohio. Originally from Honduras, she has had the pleasure and privilege of working across various academic departments of her alma mater, Mercyhurst University, while pursuing her MS in organizational leadership. It is here that she fell in love with the field of Education. Her research interests include the biopolitics of immigration and the experiences of immigrant youth. Her current work explores the aesthetics of race, citizenship, and immigration.
Barrie Jean Borich is the author of Apocalypse, Darling, forthcoming in 2018 (Machete/Ohio State University Press). Her memoir Body Geographic (University of Nebraska Press/American Lives Series 2013) won a Lambda Literary Award; Kirkus called the book "an elegant literary map that celebrates shifting topographies as well as human bodies in motion." Borich's previous book, My Lesbian Husband (Graywolf 2000), won the ALA Stonewall Book Award. She is an associate professor at Chicago's DePaul University, where she edits Slag Glass City, a journal of the urban essay arts.
Norma E. Cantú, PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has held professorships at Texas A&M International University, UTSA, and the University of Missouri–Kansas City. She is currently Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University in San Antonio, founder and director of the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, cofounder of CantoMundo, and member of the Macondo Writers Workshop. Her edited books include Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art; her areas of study are Border Studies, Latina feminisms, literary criticism, and folklore. She promotes the publication of research on borderlands culture as editor of two book series, Rio Grande/Rio Bravo: Borderlands Culture and Tradition (Texas A&M University Press) and Literatures of the Americas (Palgrave). Her creative work includes fiction, poetry and personal essays, the book Canícula Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera, and recently, Transcendental Train Yards, a collaboration with visual artist Marta Sánchez.
Juan David Coronado is a post-doctoral scholar at the Julián Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. He is a social historian whose research interests include the Mexican American military experience, Chicana/o history, oral history, and Latina/o history with an emphasis on class and gender. His forthcoming book "I'm Not Gonna Die in This Damn Place": Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War focuses on the experiences of Mexican American POWs in the Vietnam War. He serves on the board of the Southwest Oral History Association and is a native of the Río Grande Valley in South Texas. [End Page 137]
Daniel Gonzales earned his MA in history and museum studies from the University of Missouri–Saint Louis in the spring of 2010 as an E. Desmond Lee Fellow. Following graduation he began work as a researcher at the Missouri History Museum. In 2013, Daniel began work for the St. Louis County Parks, where he currently holds the position of historian for St. Louis County. In this...