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  • Contributors

Jodi A. Byrd
Jodi A. Byrd is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and associate professor of American Indian studies and English at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Her articles have appeared in American Indian Quarterly, Cultural Studies Review, Interventions, College Literature, and J19, and she is the author of The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Benjamin A. Cowan
Benjamin A. Cowan is assistant professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. A Californian, he holds a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research centers on twentieth-century Brazil, with a particular focus on national and transnational histories of sexuality, morality, religion, the Cold War, culture war, and right-wing ideologies and mobilizations.

Arnaldo Manuel Cruz-Malavé
Arnaldo Manuel Cruz-Malavé is professor of Spanish, comparative literature, and Latin American and Latino studies at Fordham University in New York and director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute. He is the author of Queer Latino Testimonio, Keith Haring, and Juanito Xtravaganza: Hard Tails (Palgrave, 2007), a book about the relationship between high art and queer Latino popular culture in the gentrifying New York of the 1980s; El primitivo implorante (Rodopi, 1994), a study of the intersections of nationalism and sexuality in the prose fiction of the Cuban author José Lezama Lima; and coeditor, with Martin Manalansan, of Queer Globalization: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism (New York University Press, 2002). His essays have appeared in anthologies such as Entiendes? Queer Readings/Hispanic Writings (Duke University Press, 1995), Sex and Sexuality in Latin America (New York University Press, 1997), and Queer Representations (New York University Press, 1997). [End Page 875]

Arlene Dávila
Arlene Dávila is professor of anthropology and American studies at New York University who works on Latino/Latin American culture and politics. She is the author of Latinos Inc.: Marketing and the Making of a People (University of California Press, 2001), and Culture Works: Space, Value, and Mobility across the Neoliberal Americas (New York University Press, 2012), among other works.

Carlos Figari
Carlos Figari is professor and researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), based at the University of Buenos Aires. He is currently an invited professor at the Latin America Studies Network (RÉAL) of the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERIUM) at the University of Montreal. His research focuses on queer and trans theory in Latin America, medical discourse and homosexuality, and the history of sexuality in Latin America. He is the author of Eróticas de la disidencia en América Latina (CLACSO-Ciccus, 2009), @s outr@s cariocas: Interpelações, experiências e identidades homoeróticas no Rio de Janeiro (séculos XVII ao XX) (UFMG, 2007), and Sexualidad, religión y ciencia (Encuentro Grupo Editor, 2007). He is coeditor of La construcción de la sexualidad: Políticas y regulaciones sexuales en la Argentina (Biblos, 2012), Prazeres dissidentes (Garamond, 2009), Cuerpo(s), Subjetividad(es) y Conflicto(s): Hacia una sociología de los cuerpos y las emociones desde Latinoamérica (CLACSO-Ciccus, 2009), and Todo sexo es político: Estudios sobre sexualidades en Argentina (El Zorzal, 2008).

Licia Fiol-Matta
Licia Fiol-Matta is professor of Latin American, Latino, and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College, CUNY, and faculty of the PhD Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of A Queer Mother for the Nation: The State and Gabriela Mistral (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and The Politics of Voice (Duke University Press, forthcoming), an archive-based study of gender, music culture, and voice in Puerto Rico. She is a member of the editorial collective of Social Text, coeditor of the series New Directions in Latino American Cultures (Palgrave), and coeditor of The Puerto Rico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke University Press, forthcoming). [End Page 876]

Carl Fischer
Carl Fischer is assistant professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fordham University, where he teaches modern and contemporary Latin American film, visual culture, gender studies, and literature. He has published articles on Pedro Lemebel...


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