Aaron P. Althouse, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he studied under the late Frederick Bowser and John Wirth. His work focuses upon social relations and notions of racial identity in colonial Michoacán, Mexico; he is currently revising his manuscript “The Power of Language: Caste, Identity, and Society in Pátzcuaro, 1680-1750,” for publication with the University of Nebraska Press.
Paulo Drinot has recently joined the University of Manchester, where he teaches the social and economic history of Latin America. He previously taught at the University of Leeds and the University of Oxford, where he obtained his DPhil in 2000. His publications include Más allá de la dominación y la resistencia: Estudios de historia peruana, siglos XVI-XX (Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2005), co-edited with Leo Garofalo and articles in journals such as Latin American Research Review, Journal of Latin American Studies, Bulletin of Latin American Research and Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe. His current research explores the intersections between prostitution, venereal disease, and state formation in Lima in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
William C. Van Norman, Jr. received his Ph.D. in August 2005 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His doctoral dissertation is entitled “Shade Grown Slavery: Life and Labor on Coffee Plantations in Western Cuba, 1790-1845” written under the direction of Professor Louis A. Pérez, Jr. He will be visiting professor of Global and Latin American history at James Madison University during the 2005-06 academic year.
Gertrude Yeager is Associate Professor of History at Tulane University. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies has provided funding for her research in Chile. [End Page v]