- Notes on the Contributors
maría alejandra armesto es doctora en ciencia política de la Universidad de Notre Dame, Indiana, Estados Unidos, y actualmente se desempeña como profesora visitante en el Departamento de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Cuajimalpa, en la Ciudad de México. Su investigación se vincula con temas de economía política y política subnacional. Entre sus publicaciones más recientes se encuentran “Gasto particularista en bienes públicos locales: Índice de desviación” (2012) y “El poder de los alcaldes en México: Control partidario de los gobiernos locales y desempeño electoral, 1991–2006” (2013).
antonio teixeira de barros has a PhD in sociology from the University of Brasília, Brazil, and a postdoctorate in environment information from Fernando Pessoa University in Portugal. He is a professor and researcher in the professional masters course in political science maintained by the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil. He coordinates the research group Interactivity, Visibility, and Transparency: The Chamber of Deputies and Its Strategies for Improvement of Democracy.
jean-philippe belleau is an assistant professor in the Latin American and Iberian Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and an associate researcher at the Centro de Estudos de Migrações Internacionais at the University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. His articles on inculturation theology in Brazil have appeared in The Americas, Social Sciences and Missions, and Le multiculturalisme au concret: Un modèle latino-américaine (2011). His book Le mouvement indien au Brésil, du village aux organisations (The indigenous movement in Brazil) was published by the University Press of Rennes, France, in 2014.
kathleen bruhn is professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has written primarily about Latin American leftist parties, social movements, and protest, particularly in Mexico.
cristiane brum bernardes has a PhD in political science from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil. She is a professor and researcher in the professional master course in political science maintained by the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil.
alejandro i. canales (PhD, El Colegio de México) is a researcher and professor at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He currently is working on the project “International Migration in the Context of Economic Crisis” with financial support from the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), Mexico. He has been an international consultant for the Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL); the UN Population Fund (UNFPA); the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and other international institutions. He is the author or coauthor of Vidas vulnerables: Migración, derechos humanos y políticas públicas en cinco zonas fronterizas de Amé rica Latina (2013), La frontera doliente: Migración, género y salud en la región México-Guatemala (2013), and Vivir del norte: Remesas, desarrollo y pobreza en México (2008). He was founder and first president of the Latin American Population Association and director of the Latin [End Page 265] American Population Review. Currently he is a member of CONACYT’s National System of Researchers and the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
miguel centellas is an assistant professor of political science at Jackson State University. His research is on electoral politics and democratic institutions, with a special focus on Bolivia. His most recent article, “The Democracy Cluster Classification Index” (coauthored with Mihaiela Ristei Gugiu), appeared in Political Analysis.
patricia b. christian is associate professor of sociology at Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. She is a demographer with interests in family, gender, and religion. She is part of a team that has administered and is analyzing several surveys exploring the rise of Evangelical and Pentecostal religion in El Salvador. She has traveled with her collaborators to El Salvador and the Philippines through the Institute for the Global Study of Religion at Canisius College, looking at the rise of Evangelical and Pentecostal denominations and the Catholic response.
margarita estrada-iguíniz es profesora investigadora titular en el Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores de Antropología Social (CIESAS, México DF). Ha publicado artículos y libros sobre la familia y...