Marcus Klein, post-doctoral research fellow in politics at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) in Amsterdam, received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of London. He is currently working on the Chilean right since the return to democracy. He has published articles in, inter alia, the Journal of Latin American Studies, the Bulletin of Latin American Research, Historia (Santiago), and the Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Brian R. Larkin received his Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 under the direction of Susan Deans-Smith. His research focuses on religious culture and reform in colonial Mexico. He is currently assistant professor of history at St. John's University in Minnesota.
Patricia H. Marks holds a Ph.D. in Latin American History from Princeton University. She is the retired editor of scholarly publications for the Princeton University Library.
Juan M. Romero de Terreros is a former Spanish diplomat. He is a member of the Real Sociedad Bascongada de los Amigos del País (Madrid), and of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (USA). He is the author of San Sabà, Misión para los Apaches: El Plan Terreros para consolidar la frontera norte de Nueva España (Madrid: RSBAP, 2000). He has lectured on "El gran Norte español: la ignorada frontera con los Estados Unidos de América," at the University of Seville, Spain, November 2001; on "Louisiana as Seen from 18th Century Spanish Texas," at the University of St. Louis, MO, April 2002; and on "La Misión de San Sabà para los Apaches," in Mexico City, June 2002. His "San Sabà, Apache Mission Revisited" will soon be published by CLAHR, Albuquerque, NM. He is also working on a general study of the missions to the Apaches in Texas, and on a biography of Fr. Alonso Giraldo de Terreros, Apostle of the Apaches.
Patience A. Schell teaches Latin American Studies and History at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Church and State Education in Revolutionary Mexico City (University of Arizona Press, 2003). She is currently researching the development of consumer culture and trash in modern Mexico, as well as examining masculinity and natural science in nineteenth-century Chile. [End Page iv]