Erika Pani received her Ph.D. in history from El Colegio de México and currently teaches and conducts research at the Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora in Mexico City. She specializes in nineteenth-century Mexican political history.
Raymond B. Craib is assistant professor of history at Cornell University. He is the author of “Cartography and Power in the Conquest and Creation of New Spain,” Latin American Research Review 35, no. 1 (2000) and “Standard Plots and Rural Resistance,” in The Mexico Reader, ed. Gilbert M. Joseph and Timothy J. Henderson (forthcoming). He is currently completing a book manuscript on the social and cultural history of mapping, surveying, and state formation in rural nineteenth- and twentieth-century Mexico.
Emilio H. Kourí is assistant professor of history at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Business of the Land: Papantla, Mexico, in the Nineteenth Century (forthcoming). His current research project examines ideas about village communities in twentieth-century Mexican thought, law, and political discourse.