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George Reid Andrews is UCIS Research Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of several books on black history in Latin America, including Afro-Latin America, 1800–2000 (Oxford University Press, 2004), which has recently been published in Spanish and Portuguese translations.

Benjamin Arditi is professor of politics at the National University of Mexico (UNAM). His recent publications include the edited volume ¿Democracia post-liberal? (Anthropos, 2005) and the monograph Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Agitation (Edinburgh University Press, 2007). He coedits the Taking on the Political book series on continental political thought published by Edinburgh University Press.

Leslie Elliott Armijo (Ph.D. 1989, University of California, Berkeley) specializes in international and Latin American politics and economics. Recent publications include “Does Democratization Alter the Policy Process? Trade Policymaking in Brazil” (with C. A. Kearney, Democratization 15, no. 5 [2008]); “The BRICs Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) as Analytical Category: Insight or Mirage?” (Asian Perspective 31, no. 4 [2007]); “Compared to What? Assessing Brazilian Political Institutions” (with P. Faucher and M. Dembinska, Comparative Political Studies 39, no. 6 [2006]); “Who’s Afraid of Economic Populism? Counter-Intuitive Observations on Democracy and Brazilian Political Economy,” in Statecrafting Monetary Reform (L. Sola and L. Whitehead, eds., Oxford University Centre for Brazilian Studies, 2005); Debating the Global Financial Architecture (ed., State University of New York Press, 2002); and Financial Globalization and Democracy in Emerging Markets (ed., Palgrave/Macmillan, 1999). A resident of Oregon, she is a visiting scholar at Portland State University.

John Bailey is professor of government and foreign service at George-town University. He coedited (with Lucia Dammert) Public Security and Police Reform in the Americas (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006).

Ralph Bauer is an associate professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he specializes in the literatures of the early Americas. His books include The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Travel, Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 2003), An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru by Titu Cusi Yupanqui (University of Colorado, 2005), and Creole Subjects: The Ambiguous Coloniality of Colonial American Literatures (coedited with José Antonio Mazzotti).

Kent Eaton is an associate professor of politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Politics beyond the Capital: The Design of Subnational Institutions in South America (Stanford University Press, 2004) and Politicians and Economic Reform in New Democracies: Argentina and the Philippines in the 1990s (Penn State University Press, 2002). His recent [End Page 283] articles on territorial politics in Latin America have appeared in Politics and Society and Security Studies.

Stuart McCook is associate professor of history at the University of Guelph. His research focuses on the environmental history of tropical crops. He is currently writing a global environmental history of coffee rust, an epidemic disease of the coffee plant.

Cecilia Menjívar is Cowden Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. Her research interests focus on the intersection between larger political and economic structures and the everyday lives of individuals, on meaning making within macro forces, and structures of inequality. Within this general rubric, she has examined social processes of migration from Central America to the United States within specific legal and historical contexts, as well as structural change and women’s lives in Latin America. She has authored and edited publications include Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (University of California Press, 2000), Through the Eyes of Women: Gender, Social Networks, Family and Structural Change in Latin America and the Caribbean (De Sitter Publications, 2003), and When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror, coedited with Nestor Rodriguez (University of Texas Press, 2005).

Patricio Navia is a master teacher of global cultures in the General Studies Program and adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. He is also a researcher and professor at the Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales at Universidad Diego Portales in Chile. He earned a Ph.D. in politics from New York University, an M.A. in...


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