James D. Riley has taught history at The Catholic University of America for the past 27 years. For much of that time, he has been researching the social and political history of landholding in the province of Tlaxcala in the Colonial period. He is interested in religious culture, class and gender relations, agriculture, and the political processes through which Mexico has evolved over the past two hundred years into a functional democracy. He has been fortunate enough to be able to teach at an institution that has tolerated his flights of fancy.
Alan McPherson is assistant professor of history at Howard University, where he specializes in U.S.-Latin American relations. He earned his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked on U.S. foreign relations with Michael Hunt and on Latin American affairs with Louis Pérez and Lars Schoultz. His dissertation is titled, “A Critical Ambivalence: Anti-Americanism in U.S.-Caribbean Relations, 1958-1966.”
Cristain Berco is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
James A. Wood earned his B.A. in Latin American History at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (2000) under John Chasteen. He is presently an Assistant Professor of History at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. [End Page 01]