Arturo Arias is director of Latin American studies at the University of Redlands. Cowriter for the film screenplay El Norte (1984), his most recent novel, Rattlesnake, appeared in English with Curbstone Press in 2003. In 2000, he published The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy dealing with the polemic about Menchú's testimonial. He is the former president of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).
John Beck works on twentieth-century U.S. literature, culture, and intellectual history. He is the author of Writing the Radical Center: William Carlos Williams, John Dewey, and American Cultural Politics (2001) and a number of articles on aspects of contemporary U.S. fiction and visual culture.
John D. Blanco is an assistant professor of literatures of the Americas at the University of California, San Diego. His essays on nineteenth- and twentieth-century late-colonial and anticolonial Philippine and Latin American writers have appeared in Budhi, Kritika Kultura, and American Studies Asia. He has also translated the book Divergent Modernities: Culture and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, by Julio Ramos (2001).
Carlos E. Bojórquez Urzaiz is a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. His research focuses on Cuban migration to Mexico, with an emphasis on the thought of José Martí. He is an anthropologist and holds a PhD in history. He teaches courses on Latin American history. His publications include La emigración cubana en Yucatán 1869-1898 (2000) and The Memories of the Conference for the Balance of the World, 8 vols., coedited with Héctor Hernandez (2003).
Aimee Carrillo Rowe is an assistant professor of rhetoric at the University of Iowa. Her recent work appears in Feminist Media Studies and Poroi.
Ian Christopher Fletcher teaches history at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is a member of the Radical History Review editorial collective.
Néstor García Canclini is the director of the Urban Culture Studies Program at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. He has taught at the University of Texas, Austin; Duke and Stanford universities; Universidad de Barcelona; Universidad de Buenos Aires; and Universidad de São Paulo. He has been awarded a Guggenheim scholarship and the Premio Casa de las Américas. His most important works are Consumers and Citizens (2001), Hybrid Cultures (1995), and The Imagined Globalization (forthcoming).
Paul Giles is a reader in American literature and director of the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University. His most recent books are Transatlantic Insurrections: British Culture and the Formation of American Literature, 1730-1860 (2001), and Virtual Americas: Transnational Fictions and the Transatlantic Imaginary (2002).
Salah D. Hassan is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University. He has published in, among other journals, Social Text, New Formations, and Research in African Literatures. He is the associate editor of CR: The New Centennial Review and serves on the editorial committee of Middle East Report. He is currently working on a book that deals with Palestine and postcolonial theory. [End Page 248]
Martín Hopenhayn is a social development researcher for the United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) in Santiago, Chile. He is the author of numerous books and articles related to the crisis of development paradigms, the modernity and postmodernity debate within center-periphery relations, and the cultural impact of globalization and neoliberalism in Latin America.
Aisha Khan is currently an associate professor of anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at New York University. Her research interests include New World diasporas, postcolonial societies, and the construction of identities, particularly racial, religious, and ethnic. She has conducted ethnographic research among the Garifuna (Black Carib) in Honduras and, for almost two decades, ethnographic and archival research among Indians in Trinidad.
R. J. Lambrose will be hosting a "cold war cruise" in the Caribbean aboard the SS Playa Girón this summer. George W. Bush has promised air support at every stop.
Ian Lekus completed his dissertation, "Queer and Present Dangers: Homosexuality and American Antiwar Activism during the Vietnam Era," in the Duke University Department of History in 2003...