Roger Bartra, author of The Cage of Melancholy: Identity and Metamorphosis in the Mexican Character (Rutgers University Press 1992) holds a Doctorat en Sociologie from Université de Paris-Sorbonne. He is a Full-time Senior Research Fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His Blood, Ink, And Culture: Miseries and Splendors of the Post-Mexican Condition is forthcoming from Duke UP. Bartra is also the author of The Artificial Savage: Modern Myths of the Wild Man (Michigan UP), Wild Men in the Looking Glass: The Mythic Origins of European Otherness (Michigan UP 1994), Agrarian Structure and Political Power in Mexico (Johns Hopkins UP 1993) and The Imaginary Networks of Political Power (Rutgers UP 1992).
L. Elena Delgado is Associate Professor of Spanish, Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois (Urbana). She is a specialist in modern and contemporary Spanish literature and cultural studies. She has written a book (La imagen elusiva, 2000) and several articles on a wide variety of subjects, from the realist Spanish novel to contemporary debates over nationalisms and Spanish national identity. She is currently at work on a book tentatively entitled Constructions of Difference: Spanish Culture and the Antinomies of Exceptionalism, which (re)locates the highly debated issue of Spain’s cultural “difference” in the context of a general discussion on peripheral European modernities and rationalities.
Amanda Harris Fonseca is a Chicago-born, second generation mexicana, second generation Jewish, and first generation Chicana. She served as Research and Translation Director and Production Assistant for Indigenous Always documentary on La Malinche. She traveled with the production team to film in Mexico providing historical, critical, and location direction for the project. Harris Fonseca’s research, poetry, and critical writing focus on the literary and historical expressions of U.S. Latina and Mexican writers. Currently the Managing Editor of Discourse, Harris Fonseca has worked for the Latina/Latino Studies Program as a Research Assistant, and Teaching Assistant. She has also been instrumental in course development in U.S. Latina/Latino literature, especially women’s [End Page 114] literature. For the Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Department, Harris Fonseca has taught and researched issues relating to Spanish for Heritage Speakers.
Jonathan Xavier Inda teaches anthropology and global cultural studies in the Department of Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is co-editor of Race, Identity and Citizenship (Blackwell, 1999) and of the forthcoming The Anthropology of Globalization (Blackwell, 2001). In addition, Professor Inda has published articles on globalization, race, and migration in Educational Policy, Cultural Studies: A Research Volume, Latino Studies Journal, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, and Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. He is currently working on a book dealing with various rational-technical programs for the governing of illegal immigration.
Monika Kaup is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the author of Mad Intertextuality: Madness in Twentieth-Century Women’s Writing (Trier, Germany, 1993) and Rewriting North American Borders in Chicano and Chicana Narrative (forthcoming, Peter Lang, 2001) and co-editor of Mixing Race, Mixing Culture: Inter-American Literary Dialogues (forthcoming, U of Texas Press, 2002).
Gesa Mackenthun works as an assistant professor in American Studies at the University of Greifswald, Germany. She published a book, Metaphors of Dispossession. American Beginnings and the Translation of Empire, 1492–1637 (University of Oklahoma Press, 1997) and is currently completing a book on aspects of postcoloniality, slavery, and empire in antebellum literature. She has published various essays on colonial discourse in early America, postcolonial theory and early American literature.
Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Professor in the Program of Literature, Romance Studies and Cultural Anthropology. He is also Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University. Among his recent publications are The Darker Side Of The Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality And Colonization (1995); Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges and Border Thinking (2000) and editor and collaborator of the reader Capitalismo y geopolítica del conocimiento: la filosofía de la liberación en el debate intelectual contemporáneo (2001). He is founder and coeditor of Dispositio, as well as co-founder...