Ana Lúcia Araújo is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Howard University. Her work deals with the history and the memory of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery and their present social and cultural legacies. She published two books, Romantisme tropical: l'aventure illustrée d'un peintre français au Brésil (2008) and Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic (2010). She also edited Living History: Encountering the Memory of the Heirs of Slavery (2009), Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images (2011), and Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space (2012), and co-edited Crossing Memories: Slavery and African Diaspora (2011). She published articles in journals in Brazil, Canada, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom, including Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Luso-Brazilian Review, Frontières, Ethnologie Française, Varia Historia, Ethnologies, Les Cahiers des Anneaux de la Mémoire, Tempo, Slavery and Abolition, and Comparativ Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaft sforschung.
Mariana P. Candido is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History at Princeton University. Candido specializes in the history of West Central Africa during the era of the transatlantic slave trade. Her interests include the history of slavery, forced migration and labor, the South Atlantic world, and the African diaspora. Mariana Candido's publications include Fronteras de esclavización: Esclavitud, comercio e identidad en Benguela, 1780-1850 (Mexico: Colegio de Mexico Press, 2011); Crossing Memories: Slavery and African Diaspora, with Ana Lúcia Araújo and Paul Lovejoy (2011); and articles in Slavery and Abolition, African Economic History, Portuguese Studies Review, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies; Cahiers des Anneux de la Mémoire, as well as in edited volumes.
Lisa Earl Castillo is a postdoctoral researcher in the graduate program in history of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, having obtained her Ph.D. in Letras from the same institution. The author of Entre a oralidade e a escrita: a etnografia no candomblé da Bahia (2008), an ethnographic and historical study of the relationship between the oral tradition and the use of writing in Afro-Brazilian [End Page 291] religion, she has also written a number of journal articles and book chapters, published in Brazil, Nigeria and the United States.
Christopher Dunn is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University. He is the author of Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture (2001). He is co-editor, with Charles Perrone, of Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization (2001) and co-editor, with Idelber Avelar, of Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship (2011). He is currently a Fellow of the Brazilian Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Valéria Dorneles Fernandes recently completed a master's degree in rural development at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, focusing on the historical ecology of the Brazil-Uruguay frontier region and small-scale, family-based cattle production in this region. She has also published on the historical development of agrarian systems in the pampas biome and the re-enslavement by Brazilians of people freed by Uruguayan abolition laws.
Mary Lorena Kenny is a cultural anthropologist and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Connecticut State University who has worked for almost two decades conducting field research in Brazil. Her work focuses on the issues of heritage, memory, and identity. A Rockefeller Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (2006) provided significant intellectual scaffold for addressing many of the issues raised in this article. Recent publications include "La construcción del patrimonio en los quilombos brasileños," Antípoda (2011), "Landscapes of Memory: Drought and Concentration Camps in Ceará, Brazil," Latin American Perspectives (2009), and Hidden Heads of Households: Child Labor in Northeast Brazil (2007).
Douglas Cole Libby is Associate Professor of History at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and Research Fellow of the Conselho Nacional de Pesquisa. He received a Doctorate in History from the Universidade de São Paulo. He has lived in Belo Horizonte for many years and has focused his scholarship on modern slavery and slave...