ricardo caro cárdenas holds a degree in sociology from the Pontificia Universidad
Católica del Perú, and is presently completing his Master’s in history at the Universidad
Nacional Mayor de San Marcos on the internal war in Huancavelica. He was a member of
the Historical Memory team of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and
participated in the Rescate por la Memoria projects and with ngos specializing in human
rights, including the Servicios Educativos Rurales.
jesús cossio has been drawing and editing comics for over a decade. He has published
in several Latin American and Peruvian magazines and has participated in the creation
of two books that deal with human rights violations during the Peruvian internal conflict,
Rupay: historias gráficas sobre la violencia política, 1980–1984 (2008, 2009), as coauthor, and
Barbarie: Comics sobre la violencia política, 1985–1990 (2010), as author. He has been invited
to exhibit and present at the comic festivals Viñetas con altura, 1990 (La Paz), and Viñetas
sueltas, 2009 and 2010 (Buenos Aires).
ponciano del pino has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
and leads the Grupo de Memoria at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos. He has conducted
extensive field research with survivors of the war that convulsed the Ayacucho region
and he is the author of several publications about memory, violence, and reconstruction,
including the coedited volumes Las rondas campesinas y la derrota de Sendero Luminoso
(1996), and Luchas locales, comunidades e identidades (2002), and Etnografías de la violen-
cia: Ayacucho pasado y presente (2013).
cynthia m. garza is an anthropologist with a Ph.D. from the Stone Center for Latin
American Studies at Tulane University. Her dissertation work examined creole peñas,
performance spaces that function as archive and sanctuary for a community striving to
preserve its cultural identity in a changing city, Lima. She has also published research on
the New Orleans Garifuna community during its time in exile after Hurricane Katrina.
Both projects consider urban landscapes in flux, the government’s inability to respond to
such rapid changes, and local culture in transit. Garza teaches cultural anthropology and
Latin American studies at Loyola University in New Orleans.
edilberto jímenez quispe is a journalist and anthropologist trained at the Universidad
Nacional de San Cristóbal de Huamanga, Ayacucho. He is one of Peru’s most renowned
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