Suzanne Bost is an assistant professor of English at Southern Methodist University. Her book, Mulattas and Mestizas (2003), analyzes the role of sex and gender in representations of racial mixture from 1850 to 2000. She has also published articles in African American Review, MELUS, and Postmodern Culture.
Ana Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez is an assistant professor at the State University of New York, Albany. Her research interests include immigration, transnationalism, Latino studies, and theoretical issues concerning power relations, including language asymmetries. She is the author of From Bozales to Balseros: International Migration in Cuba from a Historical Perspective (forthcoming, Center for Migration Studies, New York) and coeditor of The Modern/Colonial/Capitalist World-System in the Twentieth Century: Global Processes, Antisystemic Movements, and the Geopolitics of Knowledge (2002).
Fabio Durão is a Ph. D. candidate in the Literature Program at Duke University. His research ﬁelds are North American modernism, the Frankfurt School, and Brazilian critical theory. He is currently ﬁnishing his dissertation, “Modernism and Coherence: Four Chapters of a Negative Aesthetics.”
Ricardo Forster is a professor of philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. His most recent books are Walter Benjamin y el problema del mal (2001) and Crítica y sospecha: Los claroscuros de la cultura moderna (2003).
Fernando Gómez is an assistant professor of transatlantic literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, at Stanford University. He is the author of Good Places and Non-Places in Colonial Mexico: The Figure of Vasco de Quiroga (1470–1565) and is currently working on three projects: a book of interviews with leading critics in Hispanic and Latin American studies titled “Foreign Sensibilities,” a collection of essays mostly on colonial Mexico tentatively titled “Indian Lectures,” and a book, “Agonies of Historicity: Law and Literature in the Hispanic Atlantic.” [End Page 591]
Amy Lutz is a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Social Organization of Schools and Department of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. She received her Ph. D. in sociology in 2002 from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research interests include immigration, the sociology of language, the sociology of education, demography, political sociology, and Latin American/Latino studies.
Nelson Maldonado-Torres is an assistant professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies European intellectual productions as well as theories that emerge on the “periphery,” including postcolonial expressions in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. His publications include, among others, “La antropología ﬁlosóﬁca de Emmanuel Lévinas,” Intersticios 5.10 (1999); and “The Cry of the Self As a Call from the Other: The Paradoxical Loving Subjectivity of Frantz Fanon,” Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture (Winter 2001).
Renato Ortiz is a professor of sociology at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), in Brazil. He is the author of numerous books, including Mundialización y cultura (1997), Otro territorio: Ensayos sobre el mundo contemporaneo (1998), and O próximo e o distante: Japão e modernidade-mundo (2000).
Talia Weltman is a graduate student in the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University. Her work focuses on Latin American literature and cultural studies with speciﬁc areas of interest in the discourses of race, religion, globalization, and identity politics. [End Page 592]