Jeremy Adelman is Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor of Spanish Civilization and Culture, and Chair of the History Department at Princeton University. His most recent book is Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic (Princeton University Press, 2006). He is currently working on a book about the history of intellectuals in Latin America.
Leslie Elliott Armijo, Visiting Scholar at Portland State University, Oregon, writes on democratization, economic reform, and the international political economy. Recent publications include Financial Globalization and Democracy in Emerging Markets (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999), Debating the Global Financial Architecture (SUNY Press, 2002), "We Have a Consensus: Explaining Political Support for Market Reforms in Latin America" (with P. Faucher, Latin American Politics and Society, 2002), "Mass Democracy: The Real Reason that Brazil Ended Inﬂation?" (World Development, 2005), and "Compared to What? Assessing Brazil's Political Institutions" (with P. Faucher and M. Dembinska, Comparative Political Studies, 2006).
Jeffrey Cason is Associate Professor of Political Science and Dean of International Programs at Middlebury College. He is co-author (with Christopher Barrett) of Overseas Research: A Practical Guide (1997), coeditor (with Michael Carter and Frederic Zimmerman) of Development at a Crossroads: Paths to Sustainability After the Neoliberal Revolution (1998), coeditor (with Sunder Ramaswamy) of Democracy and Development: New Perspectives on an Old Debate (2003), and is currently ﬁnishing a book on the political economy of Mercosul.
Sarah C. Chambers is Associate Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. She published From Subjects to Citizens: Honor, Gender and Politics in Arequipa, Peru, 1780–1854 (1999) and co-edited, with Sueann Caulﬁeld and Lara Putnam, Honor, Status, and Law in Modern Latin America (2005). She is currently writing a book on family and politics in Chile during the late colonial and early national periods and co-editing a document reader on Latin American independence.
Albert Esteve is a Research Fellow at the Centre d'Estudis Demogràﬁcs at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has held research appointments at the Minnesota Population Center and the Institut National d'Études Démographiques, Paris. He specializes in integrating historical and contemporary census microdata and in patterns and trends of assortative mating in a variety of contexts. He has published on issues of educational assortative mating, ethnic intermarriage, age homogamy, and marriage patterns by national origin in Latin America, the USA, and Spain. [End Page 276]
Agustina Giraudy is a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include federalism, subnational politics, clientelism, and formal/informal institutions, with special focus on Argentina and Mexico.
Joseph L. Klesner is professor and chair in the Department of Political Science at Kenyon College. He has written extensively about Mexican politics, especially electoral politics and public opinion. His articles have appeared in Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Latin American Politics and Society, Electoral Studies, and other journals, as well as in edited volumes. In 2005–2006, he was a Fulbright visiting scholar at University College Dublin.
Pablo Lacoste is a professor at the Universidad de Talca (Chile). He obtained his doctorate in History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and a doctorate in American Studies at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. His most recent works focus on the history of the wine industry, and have been published in Hispanic American Historical Review, Colonial Latin American Historical Review, The Americas, Revista de Indias, Universum and Historia among other journals, as well as in the book, El vino del inmigrante, which concentrates on argentine viticulture from 1880 to 1980. He directs the project "La vid y el vino en Cuyo y el Valle Central de Chile" (1700–1850), funded by the Fondo Nacional de Ciencia y Técnica de Chile (FONDECYT), which provided the context for the study published in this issue of LARR.
Robert McCaa is professor of Latin American History at the University of Minnesota, specializing in the population history of Mexico. His interest in assortative mating dates to the late 1970s with articles on...