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  • Contributors to This Volume

Edna Aizenberg is Professor of Spanish and Chair of Hispanic Studies at Marymount Manhattan College and Visiting Professor of Jewish Literature at the Jewish Theologi cal Seminary of America. Her books include The AlephWeaver (1984, Fernando Jeno Prize), Borges and His Successors (1990); Borges, el tejedor del Aleph: del hebraísmo al poscolonialismo (1997); and Parricide on the Pampa? A New Look at Alberto Gerchunoff’s Jewish Gauchos (2000). She is also the author of numerous articles on Latin American, Latin American Jewish, African, and postcolonial literatures. Professor Aizenberg is a trustee of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association.

Carlos Eduardo Calaça has a Master’s Degree in Social History from the University of São Paulo and is the author of the forthcoming Visitadores, Comissários e Familiares: ações inquisitoriais no Brasil (São Paulo: Editora Atica).

Marcos Chor Maio is researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ). Besides many articles on race, ethnicity, and medicine, he is also the author of Nem Rotschild, Nem Trotsky: o pensamento anti-semita de Gustavo Barroso (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Imago, 1992), co-editor with R. V. Santos of Raça, Ciência e Sociedade (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Fiocruz/Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, 1996), and co-editor with G. V. Boas of Ideais de modernidade e Sociologia no Brasil (Porto Alegre: Editora UFRGS, 1999).

Adina Cimet is an independent scholar who has done extensive research on the Jews of Mexico. Born in Mexico City, she received a Licenciatura in Sociology from UNAM, Mexico and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Among her major publications is Ashkenazi Jews in Mexico: Ideologies in the Structuring of a Community (1997). In addition she has published many articles in academic journals on subjects such as minority culture, language, majority/minority relations, etc. She is affiliated with the YIVO Institute at Columbia University.

Jeanne Brody is Professor of Anthropology and researcher in the Diaspora Research Center at the University Toulouse Le Mirail, Toulouse, France.

John Dizgun is a Graduate Student in History at Rutgers University. Thanks to a Foreign Government Award from the International Council for Canadian Studies, in 1997, he was a visiting researcher at La Universidad Pontificia Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. Currently, he is completing a manuscript on the history of contemporary Colombian Jewry. In October, he will travel to Argentina to carry out the remainder of his dissertation research on Jewish migration to and from Buenos Aires since World War II.

Paul L. Goldberg is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Widener University. His most recent publication involves aspects of silence in works by Marjorie Agosín and Margo Glantz. He is presently at work on a book project titled The Poetics of Migration: Tales of Travel and Displacement in Latin American Jewish Writing.

Jeffrey Lesser is Professor of History and Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Emory University. He is a specialist in Brazilian history and his research focuses on issues of ethnicity, immigraion, and national identity. He is the author of Negotiating National Identity: Immigrants, Minorities and the Struggle for Ethnicity in Brazil (Durham: Duke University Press, 1999), winner of the Best Book Prize from the Brazil section of the Latin American Studies Association, and Welcoming the Undesir ables: Brazil and the Jewish Question. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994) and is co-editor, with Ignacio Klich, of Arab and Jewish Immigrants in Latin America: Images and Realities (London: Frank Cass, 1998).

Thomas T. Orum, currently Assistant Professor at Bowie State University in Maryland, holds a Ph.D. in Ibero-American history from New York University and taught previously at the United States Military Academy, Howard University, and Morehouse College. His research interest focuses on social history in the Amazon region of Brazil from the 17th to the early 20th centuries.

Nelson H. Vieira, Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Fellow in Judaic Studies at Brown University, serves as the current President of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association...

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