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Jeremy Adelman is Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor of Spanish Civilization and Culture at Princeton University, where he is also the director of the Council for International Teaching and Research. The author and editor of eight books and dozens of articles and essays, his most recent publications include Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic (2006) and Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of Humankind from Origins to the Present (2010). He has just completed a biography of the great twentieth-century social scientist Albert O. Hirschman.

Javiera Barandiarán is a doctoral candidate in environmental science policy and management at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation traces scientific and expert participation in Chilean environmental politics to examine how scientists are incorporated into emerging and contested democratic practices.

Marc Becker is professor of Latin American history at Truman State University. His research focuses on constructions of race, class, and gender in popular movements in the Andes. He is the author of Pachakutik: Indigenous Movements and Electoral Politics in Ecuador (2010) and Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador’s Modern Indigenous Movements (2008), and coeditor (with Kim Clark) of Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador (2007).

Christopher Conway is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of The Cult of Bolívar in Latin American Literature (2003) and the editor of two books: Peruvian Traditions by Ricardo Palma (2004) and The U.S.-Mexican War: A Binational Reader (2010). Other recent publications include articles on masculinity in nineteenth-century Mexico and Ignacio Manuel Altamirano.

John C. Dugas is associate professor of political science and director of the international and area studies major at Kalamazoo College. He received his doctorate in political science from Indiana University. He has worked since 1990 primarily on issues of political reform in Colombia, including decentralization, constitutional reform, and political party reform. In recent years, he has written about U.S. foreign policy toward Colombia and human rights. His current research focuses on the history, role, and effectiveness of the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office in Colombia and Ecuador. He is the coauthor of Los caminos de la descentralización: Diversidad y retos de la transformación municipal (1992) and editor of La Constitución de 1991 ¿Un pacto político viable? (1993). He has also published articles in the Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Research Review, Third World Quarterly, and América Latina Hoy.

Maikol Elizondo-Lara es gerente de fármaco-economía de Merck México. Tiene un doctorado en economía por Universidad de las Américas, Puebla, México, y una maestría en economía de la salud por Universidad de Costa Rica. Sus áreas de interés son la calidad de vida, la satisfacción en salud y la economía de la salud. [End Page 227]

Erin S. Finzer received her doctorate in Spanish at the University of Kansas and is an assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She specializes in twentieth-century Central American poetry and cultural studies. Her current research explores Latin American female intellectuals as “cosmic conservationists,” or cultural agents promoting an early environmentalist ethic during the pan-American conservation movement of the interwar period.

Nestor Ignacio Gasparri estudió ingeniería forestal en la Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina). Trabajó para el gobierno nacional argentino en el monitoreo de bosques nativos entre los años 2001 y 2005. Posteriormente, con una beca del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), realizó un doctorado en ciencias biológicas en la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Argentina). Sus temas de investigación se orientan hacia los cambios de uso de la tierra y las emisiones de carbono en los bosques argentinos, especialmente en la región chaqueña. Actualmente es investigador asistente del CONICET y docente en la Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo de la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán.

Arthur Hughes is associate professor of Spanish at Ohio University. He specializes in film, African studies, and contemporary Spanish Peninsular culture. He has published extensively on...


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