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  • Notes on the Contributors

JUDITH BORUCHOFF is assistant professor of anthropology at Roosevelt University. Drawing on ethnographic field work conducted in Guerrero, Mexico, and in Chicago since 1990, her research investigates cultural mechanisms through which transnational communities are formed and maintained, political implications of hometown organizations, Mexican government programs for its citizens in the United States, and consequences of such transnational phenomena for the nation-state.

JULIMAR DA SILVA BICHARA is a research professor in the Department of Economic Structure and Development at Madrid Autonomous University (Madrid, Spain). He received his Ph.D. in economics and is currently the director of the Center for Brazilian Studies, Ortega y Gasset Research University Institute.

CYNTHIA FELICIANO is assistant professor of sociology and Chicano/Latino studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her work on immigration, race and ethnicity, and educational inequality in the United States has appeared in journals such as Sociology of Education, Demography, and International Migration Review. She is the author of Unequal Origins: Immigrant Selection and the Education of the Second Generation (LFB Scholarly, 2006).

KEVIN P. GALLAGHER is an assistant professor of international relations at Boston University and a senior researcher at the Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University. He is the author of Free Trade and the Environment: Mexico, NAFTA, and Beyond (Stanford University Press, 2004) and coauthor of The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico’s Silicon Valley (The MIT Press, 2007).

DAVID LEHMANN is reader in social science at Cambridge University, where he was director of the Centre of Latin American Studies from 1990 to 1999. He is the author of Struggle for the Spirit: Religious Transformation and Popular Culture in Brazil and Latin America (1996) and most recently, with Batia Siebzehner, of Remaking Israeli Judaism (2006). He is currently engaged in a long-term study of the diffusion of multicultural and intercultural ideas in Mexico, Peru, and Brazil.

FABRICE LEHOUCQ holds a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University and is a specialist in institutional analysis, electoral politics, and political economy. Lehoucq is the author of several books, including lead author of Stuffing the Ballot Box: Fraud, Democratization, and Electoral Reform in Costa Rica (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and articles in comparative political studies, comparative politics, and electoral studies. He has received support for his research from the Inter-American Development Bank, Kellogg Institute (University of Notre Dame), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, and the World Bank. At present, he is at work [End Page 270] on a book called Political Institutions, Instability, and Democratic Performance in Latin America. Lehoucq is on the faculty at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City and, in August 2005, will become an associate professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

CECÍLIA L. MARIZ is an associate professor of sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro/UERJ). She is the author of Coping with Poverty: Pentecostals and Base Communities in Brazil (Temple University Press, 1994) and of several articles on religion in Brazil.

CRISTÓBAL MENDOZA es doctor por la universidad King’s College de Londres y profesor en el Departamento de Sociología de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, de la ciudad de México. Entre sus publicaciones, destaca Labour Immigrants in Southern Europe (Ashgate, 2003), así como artículos en Journal of Anthropological Research, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Geoforum y Documents d’Anàlisi Geogràfica o Migraciones Internacionales, entre otras. Actualmente sus líneas de investigación se centran en la migración calificada y en la relevancia del “lugar” para entender los procesos migratorios.

ALFRED P. MONTERO is an associate professor of political science and the director of the Political Economy Concentration at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. His research on the political economy of Latin America and Spain has been published in Comparative Politics, West European Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, Latin American Politics and Society, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism. He is the author of Shifting States in Global Markets: Subnational Industrial Policy in Contemporary Brazil and Spain (Penn State University Press, 2002), Brazilian Politics: Reforming a Democratic State in a Changing World (Polity Press, 2006), and coeditor with David J. Samuels of Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004). Presently, his primary research focuses on the political economy of comparative federalism and decentralization.

MAURICIO MORALES QUIROGA es investigador del Instituto de Ciencias Sociales (ICSO) de la Universidad Diego Portales de Chile y profesor en la Escuela de Ciencia Política de ésa casa de estudios. Es magíster en ciencias sociales de la FLACSO-México, cientista político de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y periodista de la Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello. Sus áreas de interés son partidos políticos, análisis electoral, conducta electoral y métodos cuantitativos de investigación.

ANDRÉ MOREIRA CUNHA received his Ph.D. in economics and is an associate professor in the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. He is also a CNPq Researcher (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil) and was the chair of Brazilian Studies (2006), Department of Latin American Studies, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

[End Page 271] ANNA ORTIZ GUITART es profesora en el Departamento de Geografía de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (España). Sus líneas de investigación giran en torno a los estudios de geografía y género, estudios urbanos, geografía cultural y social y, en los últimos años, geografías de la infancia. Recientemente, ha sido profesora visitante en la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana de México (2004–2006) y ha realizado diversas investigaciones en ése país.

ROBERTO PORZECANSKI is a Ph.D. candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a predoctoral research fellow at the Global Environment and Development Institute, both at Tufts University. His research interests include the political economy of trade and investment policy, the economics of preferential trade liberalization, and inter-American relations. He is currently working on his dissertation on the political economy of bilateral trade agreements between the United States and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

JANE M. RAUSCH specializes in Colombian history and the study of comparative frontier regions. In 1969 she joined the History Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she has taught Latin American history up to the present. She is the author or coeditor of nine books. Three of them, published in both English and Spanish, deal with the history of the llanos, or eastern plains, of Colombia as a tropical frontier spanning the years from 1530 to 1946. Her most recent monograph, From Frontier Town to Metropolis: A History of Villavicencio, Colombia, since 1842 was published in June 2007 by Rowman and Littlefield.

LAURA T. RAYNOLDS is professor of sociology and codirector of the Center for Fair & Alternative Trade Studies at Colorado State University. Her research focuses on global agro-food networks, fair/alternative trade, agrarian relations, and labor force restructuring in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is the author of more than thirty journal articles and book chapters and the coeditor of Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization (Routledge, 2007).

JOHN F. SCHWALLER is professor of history and president of the State University of New York College at Potsdam. He has written several books about the Catholic church in early colonial Mexico, and also studies the Aztec language, Nahuatl. His work on Nahuatl includes Nahuatl Manuscripts in Repositories in the United States (Academy of American Franciscan History, 2001) and, with Barry Sell, A Guide to Confession Large and Small in the Mexican Language (1634) (University of Oklahoma Press, 1999), a study of the of the mestizo author Bartolomé de Alva. He is currently writing a history of the Catholic church in Latin America and continues work on a biography of the viceroy Don Luis de Velasco the Younger.

MARCOS TADEU CAPUTI LELIS is a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Program in Economics at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil as well as an assistant professor at Unisinos in Brazil.

[End Page 272] MARJO DE THEIJE is an associate professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the VU University Amsterdam (the Netherlands). She received her Ph.D. at Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and has also worked at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, in Recife (Brazil). She is the author of Tudo que é de Deus é bom: Uma antropologia do catolicismo liberacionista em Garanhuns (Fundação Joaquim Nabuco/ Massangana, 2002) and has authored several articles on Catholicism in Brazil. Currently she works on gold, Brazilians, and the social and cultural aspects of the recent gold rush in Suriname.

MONICA TREVINO GONZALEZ received her Ph.D. from McGill University and is a course lecturer at McGill University in both political science (comparative politics) and international development studies. Her main research interests include social movements and racial politics in Latin America, particularly in Brazil, as well as research methodologies in cross-racial contexts. Her current research projects include an analysis of Afro-Brazilian mobilization in the post-Durban period and a comparative study of contemporary Afro-Latin mobilization.

DOMINIQUE VIDAL is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Lille (France). He is the author of La politique au quartier: Rapports sociaux et citoyenneté à Recife, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme (1998), and Les bonnes de Rio: Emploi domestique et société démocratique au Brésil (Presses universitaires du Septentrion, 2007). [End Page 273]

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