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Linda Martín Alcoff is professor of philosophy and women’s studies at Syracuse University and Stony Brook University. Her books include Feminist Epistemologies (with Elizabeth Potter, 1993); Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory (1993); Thinking from the Underside of History: Enrique Dussel’s Philosophy of Liberation (with Eduardo Mendieta, 2000); and Identities: A Reader (with Eduardo Mendieta, 2002). She has recently completed a manuscript, “Visible Identities: Race, Gender, an d the Self.”

Romand Coles is associate professor of political science at Duke University and coconvenor (with Walter D. Mignolo) of the “Dialogical Ethics and Critical Cosmopolitanism” working group. He is the author of Self/Power/Other: Political Theory and Dialogical Ethics (1992) and Rethinking Generosity: Critical Theory and the Politics of Caritas (1997), as well as numerous articles. He is currently completing a book tentatively titled, “Democracy’s Differences.”

Cathy N. Davidson is vice provost for interdisciplinary studies, Ruth F. De Varney Professor of English, and director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. Past president of the American Studies Association and former editor of the journal American Literature, she is the author or editor of eighteen books, including most recently No More Separate Spheres! A Next Wave American Studies Reader (2002; edited with Jessamyn Hatcher) and American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings, by Zitkala-Sa (2003; edited with Ada Norris), the first Penguin Classic to be devoted to a Native American writer.

Michael Ennis is a doctoral candidate in the Program in Literature at Duke University. His research interests include Mesoamerican languages and literatures and the politics of cultural production in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century New Spain. [End Page 209]

Grant Farred is an associate professor in the Literature Program at Duke University. He is general editor of the journal South Atlantic Quarterly and editor of the book Rethinking C. L. R. James (1996). He is the author of What’s My Name? Black Vernacular Intellectuals (forthcoming, University of Minnesota Press) and Midfielder’s Moment: Coloured Literature and Culture in Contemporary South Africa (1999).

Juan Flores, professor of black and Puerto Rican studies at Hunter College and professor of sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center, is the author of Divided Borders: Essays on Puerto Rican Identity (1993), La venganza de Cortijo y otros ensayos (1997), and, most recently, From Bomba to Hip-Hop: Puerto Rican Culture and Latino Identity (2000).

Esther Gabara is assistant professor of Romance studies at Duke University and works on the contact between literature and visual culture in twentieth-century Latin America. She has published articles in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, the Stanford Humanities Review, and the Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature. She is currently completing a manuscript titled, “The Ethos of Modernism: Photography and Literary Aesthetics in Mexico and Brazil, 1920–1940.”

Lewis Gordon, professor and chair of Africana studies at Brown University, is the author of Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism (1995), Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences (1995), Her Majesty’s Other Children: Sketches of Racism from a Neocolonial Age (1997), and Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought (2000).

William David Hart is associate professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He is a critical theorist of religion and the author of Edward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture (2000).

Paget Henry is professor of sociology at Brown University. He is the author of Caliban’s Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy (2000). [End Page 210]

Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Distinguished Professor at Duke University and director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities. The cofounder and coeditor of Nepantla, Mignolo is author or coeditor of numerous books, including, most recently, The Darker Side of the Renaissance (1995), which received the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize from the Modern Language Association for the best book of the year in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures, and Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking (2000). His most recent book, The Idea of Latin America, is forthcoming from Blackwell.

Ricardo D. Salvatore is professor...


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