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Cristiane Batista received her Ph.D. in political science from Rio de Janeiro's Graduate Institute of Research (IUPERJ) in 2006. She is visiting researcher at the Public Health National School (FIOCRUZ-RJ). She is the author of "Partidos políticos, ideologia e política social na América Latina: 1980–1990" (Dados, 2008).

Alok K. Bohara is professor of economics and the founding director of the Nepal Study Center at the University of New Mexico. He has a master's degree in statistics and taught at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in economics in 1986. He is a senior research fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico. His research work has been extensively published in various national and international journals on topics such as inflation uncertainty, nonmarket valuation of public goods, ethnic and gender discrimination, the pollution-growth link, and good governance.

Omaira Bolaños is the program coordinator for Latin America at Rights and Resources Group. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology and her master's degree in Latin American studies, with a concentration in tropical conservation and development, from the University of Florida. She has worked extensively in development and community-based conservation and watershed management with indigenous and peasant communities in Colombia and other Latin American countries. She had conducted research in Bolivia on community forestry in indigenous territories and in Brazil on indigenous identity claims and territorial rights.

David Carey Jr. is associate professor of history and women's studies at the University of Southern Maine. His publications include Our Elders Teach Us: Maya-Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives. Xkib'ij kan qate' qatata' (University of Alabama Press, 2001), Ojer taq tzijob'äl kichin ri Kaqchikela' Winaqi' (A History of the Kaqchikel People) (Q'anilsa Ediciones, 2004), and Engendering Mayan History: Mayan Women as Agents and Conduits of the Past, 1875–1970 (Routledge, 2006). He currently is working on a manuscript about gender, ethnicity, crime, and state power in Guatemala from 1898 to 1944.

Sara Castro-Klaren is professor of Latin American culture and literature at Johns Hopkins University. She has been director of the Latin American Studies Program there on two occasions. She has published extensively on the Latin American novel; postcolonial theory; and topics on Andean colonial and contemporary historiography, with special reference to subaltern studies and imperial discourses. Her first book was El mundo mágico de José María Arguedas (Lima, 1973, recently reissued in France by Indigo Press, 2004). Her second book, a collection of essays on Julio Cortázar, Guamán Poma, and Diamela Eltit appeared in Mexico in 1989 under the title Escritura y transgresión en la literatura Latino Americana. [End Page 278] Her book Understanding Mario Vargas Llosa (University of South Carolina Press) followed in 1990. She is currently revising several essays on Andean historiography that will appear under the title The Narrow Passage of Our Nerves. She has also edited several anthologies and readers for which she has written prologues, introductions, and chapters.

Daniel Chávez is assistant professor of Spanish and American studies at the University of Virginia. His articles on Mexican literature and media, Latin American cinema, and U.S. Latino studies have appeared in international journals in Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the United States. He is currently working on two book projects, one on twentieth-century cultural politics in Nicaragua and the other on new media representations of Mexican history.

Tracy Devine Guzmán is assistant professor at the University of Miami, where she teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Program in Latin American Studies. Her research interests include intellectual history, social theory, ethnic politics, educational practices, and cultural production in Brazil and the Andes. Her work has appeared in Bulletin of Latin American Research, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Latin Americanist, and other specialized publications in the United States and Latin America. She is completing a book that examines the role of indigenous peoples and indigeneity in Brazilian nationalism, sovereignty, and popular culture.

Tom Long is a Ph.D. candidate in...


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