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CONTRIBUTORS David Hurst Thomas, Curator of North American Archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History, has conducted extensive archaeological excavations at sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Franciscan mission sites in Spanish Florida and the American Southwest. Thomas is a member of the National Academy of Science and was a founding trustee of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. He was awarded the Franciscan Medal for 1992 by the Franciscan Institute (St. Bonaventure University), and was elected as a fellow of the Academy of American Franciscan History in 2014. Judy Bieber is Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on the historical, cultural, and political dynamics of frontiers and borderlands with an emphasis on Brazil’s imperial period, 1822–1889. She is the author of Power, Patronage, and Political Violence: State Building on a Brazilian Frontier, 1822–1889 (1999) and numerous articles about Brazilian regional politics, indigenous history, and the historiography of Brazil. She is completing a book manuscript about indigenous policy, frontier settlement, and militarization in nineteenth-century Minas Gerais. Bonar L. Hernández is Assistant Professor of History at Iowa State University . He is the author of the chapter “Restoring All Things in Christ:”Social Catholicism, Urban Workers, and the Cold War in Guatemala,” in Beyond the Eagle’s Shadow: New Histories of Latin America’s Cold War (2013). His work has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is conducting research on the institutional and social history of Guatemalan Catholicism during the Cold War. Francie Chassen-López is Distinguished Professor of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky and was the first woman to chair its Department of History. She has taught at UNAM and the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa, and is the author of both From Liberal to Revolutionary Oaxaca: The View from the South, Mexico 1867–1911 (2004) and Lombardo Toledano y el movimiento obrero mexicano, 1917–1940 (l977). She is the co-author of La revolución en Oaxaca, 1900–1930 (1993) and the Diccionario histórico de la Revolución en Oaxaca (1992) and the author of numerous articles. She is presently finishing a biography of a nineteenth-century merchant , Juana Catarina Romero, and is also working on a project on gender and war in nineteenth-century Mexico. Sylvie Peperstraete is Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and Director of Studies (Directeur d’Études) at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris. She is interested in Mesoamerican history, art, and religion. Her research focuses on manuscripts of colonial Central Mexico. Her publications include La “Chronique X.” Reconstitution et analyse d’une source perdue fondamentale sur la civilisation aztèque (2007), Image and Ritual in the Aztec World (2009), and articles in Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl and the Journal de la Société des Américanistes. Gabriel Kenrick Kruell is a doctoral student at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He is mainly interested in Nahua history, religion, and institutions. His master’s thesis (Estudios Mesoamericanos, UNAM), titled La Crónica X: nuevas perspectivas a partir del problema historiográfico de la Crónica mexicáyotl y su cotejo con la Crónica mexicana, was awarded the Alfonso Caso medal. His publications include articles in Estudios Mesoamericanos and Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl. ...


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