Susan Verdi Webster is the Jane Williams Mahoney Professor of Art and Art History and American Studies at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of Art and Ritual in Golden-Age Spain (Princeton, 1998) and Arquitectura y empresa en el Quito colonial (Abya Yala, 2002), as well as numerous book chapters and articles in English and Spanish that focus on the visual and material culture of colonial Spanish America. She is currently working on a book about Andean builders and the construction of colonial Quito.
Natalia Sobrevilla Perea is a Lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury, where she was awarded the faculty teaching prize in 2009. She received her MA (1997) and Ph.D. (2005) from the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. Her book Santa Cruz: the caudillo of the Andes is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. She has published widely on issues of nineteenth-century conflict in the Andes, as well as on economic, intellectual and constitutional history of this region. In 2009 she was a Barbara S. Mosbacher Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library where she researched issues of identity during the wars of independence. She is currently leading a project financed by the Endangered Archives program at the British Library to digitize nineteenth century regional newspapers from Peru.
Marc McLeod is Associate Professor of History and Director of International Studies at Seattle University. He has published articles on Haitian and British West Indian immigrants in Cuba in the Journal of Social History, the Journal of Caribbean History, and Caribbean Studies, and has also served as a contributing editor for the history of Garveyism in Cuba for the Caribbean Series of the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript entitled, The Strange and Tragic Case of La Niña Cuca: Infanticide, Immigration, and Race in Early Republican Cuba.
George Reid Andrews is UCIS Research Professor and Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of several books on Afro-Latin American history, including, most recently, Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 (Oxford University Press, 2004) and, forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press, Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay. [Begin Page v]