Steve Ellner has taught social science at the
Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela since 1977 and
is currently a visiting professor at Duke University. He is co-editor
of Venezuelan Politics in the Chávez Era: Class, Polarization
and Conflict. (Lynne Rienner, 2003), The Latin American Left: From
the Fall of Allende to Perestroika (Westview, 2003), and two issues
of Latin American Perspectives on Venezuela (March-April 2005 and
May-June 2005). He is author of Venezuela's Movimiento al Socialismo:
From Guerrilla Defeat to Electoral Politics (Duke University Press,
l988) and Organized Labor in Venezuela, l958-l991: Behavior and
Concerns in a Democratic Setting (Scholarly Resources, l993). He
is a frequent contributor to NACLA: Report on the Americas, In These
Times and Commonweal.
Lauro Flores is Associate Professor, Chicano Studies;
Adjunct Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Latin
American Studies, and Jackson School of International Studies at
the University of Washington (Seattle). He has published The Floating
Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature (University
of Washington Press, 1998), winner of an American Book Award (1999)
and translations of Luis Pérez, El Coyote/The Rebel (Houston:
Arte Público Press, 2000) and Alfredo Arreguín, Patterns
of Dreams and Nature / Diseños, Sueños y Naturaleza
(University of Washington Press, 2002).
Joshua Lund is Assistant Professor of Spanish
at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches Latin American
literary and cultural studies. His recent publications have appeared
in Race & Class, The Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies
and Cultural Critique. His book, The Impure Imagination is forthcoming
with the University of Minnesota Press.
Alejandro Mejías-López is Assistant
Professor of Latin American literature at Indiana University—Bloomington.
He has published essays on modernismo both in Latin America and
as a transatlantic project. He is currently completing a book on
the modernista novel in connection to modernity, space, and the
production of knowledge.
Nancy Postero is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology
at the University of California—San Diego. She has published
in the Journal of Latin American Anthropology and in Cultural Anthropology,
is co-author with Leon Zamosc of The Struggle for Indian Rights
in Latin America (Scholary Resources, Sussex) and is completing
a manuscript entitled, Post-Multicultural Citizenship, Indigenous
Politics in Neoliberal Bolivia.
Susan Isabel Stein teaches graduate courses on
critical theory and Colonial Latin American literature at Texas
Tech University. She is interested in the intersections among race,
gender, ideology and psychoanalytic theory and has written articles
on Sor Juana’s letters and colonial prose, nineteenth-century
Latin American literature (including domestic comedies and the novel
Sab); her contribution to A Contracorriente is taken from her book
project on Inca Garcilaso's Historia general del Perú.
Andrew Grant Wood is author of Revolution in the
Street: Women, Workers and Urban Protest in Veracruz, 1870-1927
(Scholarly Resources Inc/Rowman and Littlefield, 2001) which won
the 1999 Michael C. Meyer Prize for best first manuscript in Latin
American History and the 2002 Thomas F. McGann Prize from the Rocky
Mountain Council on Latin American Studies. He is editor and contributor
to On The Border: Society and Culture Between the U.S. and Mexico
(Scholarly Resources/Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and is currently
finishing a biography of Mexican songwriter Agustin Lara. Wood is
also the producer and director of a short documentary film on the
Carnival celebration in the Port of Veracruz, Mexico. He plays guitar
and saxophone and teaches at the University of Tulsa.