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Anna Rose Alexander is Associate Professor of Latin American and Environmental history at California State University, East Bay where she teaches courses about Latin America, the history of sustainability, and urban history. She earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies and Ph.D. in History from the University of Arizona. In 2016, the University of Pittsburgh Press published her first book entitled City on Fire: Technology, Social Change, and the Hazards of Progress in Mexico City, 1860–1910. In addition, she was the co-editor of Problems in Modern Latin American History, 5th edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). She is currently working on a second monograph about the San Juanico petroleum explosion that occurred outside of Mexico City in 1984.

Jason H. Dormady is an Associate Professor of History at Central Washington University and program faculty in the Centro Latinx for Latin American Studies and the program for American Indian Studies at CWU. He holds his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Sarah Foss is an Assistant Professor of History at Oklahoma State University. Her research focuses on the politics of Cold War era international development projects in Latin America and the ways that indigenous people interacted with and often appropriated these projects. Her research has been funded by an NEH-Oklahoma Humanities Council Grant, a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation award, among other grants and fellowships. She has forthcoming chapters in two edited volumes published by the University of Texas Press and the University of North Carolina Press, respectively, and she is currently finishing her book manuscript entitled On Our Own Terms: Development and Indigeneity in Cold War Guatemala.

Viviana Grieco is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. While she is a colonialist by training and has published in that field, her interest in global trade, capitalism and development transcends the time period she specializes in. Preliminary versions of this article were presented the 2018 Cambio de Colores Conference; the 2018 International Association of Feminist Economics Conference and the 2019 Philosophy, Politics and Economics Society Conference. She is the author of the Politics of Giving in the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata: Donors, Lenders, Subjects and Citizens (The University of New Mexico Press, 2014), which was translated into Spanish by Prometeo Libros in 2018. She was also the co-editor (with Fabricio Prado and Alex Boruki) of A Region in the Atlantic World: Rio de la Plata in the 17th to 19th Century (forthcoming, Palgrave McMillan) and has published several articles in a variety of journals including The Latin Americanist.

Ruchira Sen has been recently appointed as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Jindal School of Journalism and Communication in India. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics in 2017 at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Viviana Grieco was a member of her dissertation committee. Inspired by Sen's interest in the incursions of capitalist processes in non-capitalist forms of social organization, the two started working on this article while she was completing her doctoral dissertation.

Nicole Pacino is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Her current book project, entitled Prescription for a Nation: Public Health and the Geography of Political Power in Post-Revolutionary Bolivia, 1952–1964, examines the extension of public health programs to the Bolivian countryside under the National Revolutionary Movement.

Hanni Jalil is an Assistant Professor of History at California State University, Channel Islands. Dr. Jalil is a historian of health, disease, and medicine in twentieth-Century Colombia. She is particularly interested in studying the ways people talk about, define, and frame disease, health, and citizenship as well as analyzing and community-based responses to government-sponsored public health programs.

Quin P. Dauer is an Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Indiana University Southeast. Dauer is currently working on two monographs: a comparative analysis of how natural disasters shaped state formation and nation building in Argentina and Chile during the long nineteenth century and a study of the 1939 Chillán earthquake in Chile. [End Page 376]



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