- Notes on the Contributors
astrid oberborbeck andersen holds a PhD in social anthropology from the University of Copenhagen. Her dissertation “Water Is Life: An Ethnography of Urban Ecology and Water Politics in Arequipa, Peru” analyzes the complex entanglements of people, technology, resources, politics, and knowledge in an urban ecology. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen as part of the interdisciplinary research project “Living Resources and Human Societies around the North Water in the Thule Area, NW Greenland.”
mark aspinwall is professor of international studies at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City, and professor of politics at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His research examines rule of law and regional integration in North America. His most recent book, Side Effects (Stanford University Press, 2013) compares the effects of NAFTA’s side agreements on Mexican governance.
aviva chomsky is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Her books include Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal (2014; Mexican edition, 2014), A History of the Cuban Revolution (2nd ed., 2015), Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class (2008), They Take Our Jobs! And Twenty Other Myths about Immigration (2007; US Spanish edition 2011, Cuban edition 2013), and West Indian Workers and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870–1940 (1996). She has also coedited several anthologies, including The People behind Colombian Coal: Mining, Multinationals and Human Rights/Bajo el manto del carbón: Pueblos y multinacionales en las minas del Cerrejón, Colombia (2007), The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics (2003), and Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean (1998).
john f. collins is director of Latin American and Latino studies at Queens College and associate professor of anthropology at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy (Duke University Press, 2015) and coeditor of Ethnographies of U.S. Empire (Duke University Press, forthcoming). Collins has written numerous scholarly articles that have appeared in Ethnos, Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Studies in Society and History, American Ethnologist, Radical History Review, Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, and Critique of Anthropology.
andrés donoso romo is a researcher from the Centro de Estudios Avanzados at the Universidad de Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Chile. He has an undergraduate degree in social anthropology and a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the Universidad de Chile. In addition, he has a PhD in Latin American integration from the Universidade de São Paulo. His publications include Identidad y educación en América Latina: Ensayos (Caracas: Editorial Laboratorio Educativo, 2012) and [End Page 297] Educación y nación al sur de la frontera: Organizaciones mapuche en el umbral de nuestra contemporaneidad, 1880–1930 (Santiago: Editorial Pehuén, 2008).
lauren duquette-rury is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at UCLA. Her research examines the consequences of international migration on democracy and development in migrant sending and destination countries.
daniel encinas received his BA in political science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) in 2013. That year he won the award for best senior thesis in the Department of Social Sciences. He is currently a teaching and research assistant at the PUCP’s Department of Political Science. His main areas of interest are political regime changes, state capacity, and bureaucracy and technocracy in Latin America.
diego focanti is currently a PhD student in the Economics Department at Brown University. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Brown University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Before his studies at Brown he was a research fellow at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC, where he worked on research in political economy topics.
abigail friendly is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD...