- Notes on Contributors
RALPH BAUER is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland. His most recent monograph, The Alchemy of Conquest: Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World, is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press.
SARAH CAMPBELL is Associate Professor of Spanish at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.
MATTHEW JAMES CRAWFORD earned his Ph.D. in History and Science Studies from the University of California, San Diego. He is Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, and author of The Andean Wonder Drug: Cinchona Bark and Imperial Science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630–1800 (2016).
MARGARET R. EWALT (Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2001) is Associate Professor of Spanish at Wake Forest University and author of Peripheral Wonders: Nature, Knowledge, and Enlightenment in the Eighteenth-Century Orinoco (2008). Her research focuses on sixteenth-through nineteenth-century natural histories that detail Spanish territories in North and South America, and her publications have appeared in books and journals on both sides of the Atlantic.
RUTH HILL is Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University, where she studies the critical histories of science, race, and class from the early modern period to the twentieth century. She is the author of Hierarchy, Commerce, and Fraud in Bourbon Spanish America (2005) and Sceptres and Sciences in the Spains (2000).
PATRICIA SALDARRIAGA is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Middlebury College. She is the author of Los espacios del Primero Sueño de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Arquitectura y cuerpo femenino (2006), Wasserstimme/Voz de agua (1991), and Espacios como cuerpos (1984).
CHI-MING YANG is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. Her last book was Performing China: Virtue, Commerce, and Orientalism in Eighteenth-Century England, 1660–1760 (2011). Her new work concerns the material culture of racialized surfaces across animal, vegetable, and mineral realms and bridging transatlantic slavery and the China trade.
The Editors wish to thank the following editorial assistants for this issue: Brynn L. Fitzsimmons, Nancy Rivera, Megan Schwindler, Nam Vu, Michaela Wiehe, and especially Milton Javier Gómez Toledo.