Susan Fitzpatrick Behrens, an assistant professor of History at California State University, Northridge, is preparing a manuscript about the Mary-knoll Catholic Missionaries’ work in Peru and Guatemala during the Cold War. She examines the intersection of ethnicity, gender, class, and nationalism in this religious social movement.
Svenja Blanke, currently working for the Latin America Division of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Germany, studied history, political science, and North American studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and Indiana University, Bloomington. In the academic year 2000/2001 she participated in the Fox International Fellowship Program at the Center for International and Area Studies of Yale University. In 2001 she received a Ph.D. in history from the Freie Universität Berlin. She has lived and worked in Argentina and Mexico.
Adrian Pearce teaches Latin American history and literature in the School of Comparative American Studies at the University of Warwick (U.K.).
Eric Zolov is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Franklin & Marshall College. He is the author of Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture (University of California Press, 1999) and coeditor and contributor to Fragments of a Golden Age: The Politics of Popular Culture in Mexico Since 1940 (Duke University Press, 2001), and Rockin’ Las Américas: The Global Politics of Rock in Latin/o America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004). He is also coeditor of the classroom reader, Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History (Oxford University Press, 2000). Currently he is researching and writing on the impact of the Cuban revolution on Mexican political culture and U.S.-Mexican relations during the 1960s. [End Page vi]