Alan Angell is University Lecturer in Latin American
Politics, and a Fellow of St Antony's College (Oxford). His major
interests are in the politics of Chile, the politics of the Left
in Latin America, social policies, and the relationship between
law and politics. He has published Politics and the Labour Movement
in Chile (1972); and En Busca de la Utopia: La Politica Chilena
entre Alessandri y Pinochet (1994); and edited with Dr Benny Pollack,
The Legacy of Dictatorship: Political, Economic and Social Change
in Pinochet's Chile (1993). His most recent research was conducted
jointly with Rosemary Thorp and Pamela Lowden and published as Decentralising
Development: the Political Economy of Institutional Change in Colombia
and Chile (Oxford UP 2001).
Jaime Concha is Professor of Literature at the
University of California—San Diego. He has published dozens
of essays on Latin American literature and, in particular, on Latin
American poetry. He has published books on Pablo Neruda, Vicente
Huidobro, Gabriela Mistral (all with Ediciones Júcar), La
sangre y las letras (Casa de las Américas, 1987) and various
anthologies of poetry and literature.
Kwame Dixon is a visiting Assistant Professor
of African American Studies at Syracuse University. He is currently
on leave from Syracuse University Madrid DIPA program. He has lived
and worked for three years in Madrid, Spain and he teaches courses
focused on Race, Democracy and Human Rights in Afro-Latin America.
His primary research is focused on understanding how race, racial
discrimination and gender intersect to create particular forms of
discrimination and marginalization that lead to human rights violations.
He has recently finished writing a book entitled Human Rights for
Research and Documentation.
Susan Fitzpatrick Behrens is assistant professor
in the Department of History at California State University, Northridge.
She is preparing a manuscript about the Maryknoll Catholic Missionaries’
work in Peru and Guatemala during the Cold War, in which she examines
the intersection of ethnicity, gender, class, and nationalism in
this religious social movement.
Neil Larsen teaches and directs the Program in
Critical Theory at the University of California—Davis. He
is the author of numerous articles on literary and cultural theory
and of the following books: Modernism and Hegemony (1989), Reading
North by South (1995) and Determinations: Essays on Theory, Narrative
and Nation in the Americas (2001).
William I. Robinson is professor of sociology
at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also affiliated
with the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program, and with the
Global and International Studies Program at UCSB. His main research
interests lie in the filed of macro and comparative sociology; globalization;
political economy; development; social change; political sociology;
Latin America and the Third World. He has published the following
books: A Theory of Global Capitalism: Production, Class, and State
in a Transnational World (Johns Hopkins), Transnational Conflicts:
Central America, Social Change and Globalization (Verso), and Promoting
Polyarchy: Globalization, U.S. Intervention and Hegemony (Cambridge).
Richard Stahler-Sholk is an associate professor
of Political Science at Eastern Michigan University, and an associate
editor on the journal Latin American Perspectives. He has written
about Central American political economy and revolution, and more
recently about the Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico. He has
served as a human rights observer in Chiapas on numerous occasions
since the 1994 rebellion.