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M. Bianet Castellanos is an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Castellanos has studied gender and indigenous migration in México's Yucatán Peninsula for over sixteen years. Her new project focuses on Maya immigration to California. She is the coeditor of the special issue "Engendering Mexican Migration: Articulating Gender, Regions, Circuits," forthcoming next year in Latin American Perspectives.

Elora Halim Chowdhury is an assistant professor of Women's Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She holds a PhD from the Women's Studies program at Clark University (2004). Her teaching and research interests are in critical development studies, Third World/transnational feminisms, and globalization and women's organizing in Bangladesh. Her work has appeared in the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, and in edited anthologies. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript titled "Transnationalism Reversed: Engaging Development, NGO Politics, and Women's Organizing in Bangladesh."

Vernadette V. Gonzalez is an assistant professor in the American Studies Department at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. She earned her PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled "Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai'i and the Philippines." A coauthored essay (with Robyn Magalit Rodriguez) on Asian import car subculture and its gendered limits is forthcoming in Duke University Press's Alien Encounters: Asian Americans in Popular Culture (edited by Mimi Nguyen and Thuy Linh Tu).

Barbara Roche Rico, who holds a PhD from Yale University, is currently a professor of English at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. [End Page 180]

Anne-Line Rodriguez is currently pursuing her doctoral research in the Department of Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Her essay draws on work done for her master's dissertation in sociology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her main research interests are in the fields of international migration and gender and development.

Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez is lecturer in Transcultural Studies in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on transnational migration, gender, culture, and work. These topics are reflected in her book, Intellektuelle Migrantinnen-Subjektivitäten im Zeitalter von Globalisierung (1999), and in two coedited collections, (Gouvernementalitaet [2003] and Spricht die Subalterne Deutsch? [2003]). In 2004 she coedited Homes, Caretaking, and Borders, which explores care and domestic workers in Spain, Austria, Germany, and the UK. She also initiated with colleagues at the University of Manchester the Migration and Diaspora Cultural Studies Network (

Pascha A. Stevenson is currently a lecturer at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, from which she recently earned her PhD in English. While her chief areas of interest center on women and ethnic writers, her particular focus often returns to the Caribbean. Recent publications can be found in Ethnic Studies Review, Journal of Caribbean Studies, and Women's Studies, among others.

Alex Watts is an international sculptor working in ceramics and bronze who now lives and works in Santa Fe. Her work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United Kingdom and the United States. Her ceramic work is in the Vallauris Museum collection in France and the Brighton Library in the UK. Alex is represented by Darnell Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Arte-Misia in Sedona, Arizona. [End Page 181]



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