Idelber Avelar is professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University. He is the
author of The Letter of Violence: Essays on Narrative, Ethics, and Politics (2004) and
The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning
(1999), winner of the MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize and translated into Spanish
and Portuguese. He has published numerous essays in scholarly journals in Europe
and the Americas and is currently preparing a book on masculinity in Latin Ameri-
can narrative.
Christopher Dunn is associate professor at Tulane University, where he holds a joint
appointment in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the African and Afri-
can Diaspora Studies Program. He is the author of Brutality Garden: Tropicália and
the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture (2001), which was translated into Japanese
and Portuguese, and is editor with Charles Perrone of Brazilian Popular Music and
Globalization (2001).
João Freire Filho is the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Communication at
the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is author of several books, including Re-
invenções da Resistência Juvenil: Os Estudos Culturais e as Micropolíticas do Cotidiano
(2007); with Silvia Borelli, Culturas Juvenis no Século XXI (2008); and A TV em Tran-
sição: Tendências de Programação no Brasil e no Mundo (2009).
Goli Guerreiro holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of São Paulo. As a
postdoctorate fellow at the Federal University of Bahia, she is developing the project
“Third Diaspora: Black Cultures in the Atlantic World.” She is author of A Trama
dos Tambores: A Música Afro-Pop de Salvador (2000) and a consultant for the Editora
Corrupia of Salvador, Bahia.
Micael Herschmann holds a Ph.D. in communication from the Federal University of
Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and completed postdoctoral work at the Universidad Complu-
tense University de Madrid. He is co-coordinator of the research group Media and
Sociocultural Mediations in the Graduate Program in Communications and coordi-
nator of the Nucleus of Communication Research at UFRJ. He has published several
books—including Lapa, Cidade da Música: Desafios e Perspectivas para o Crescimento
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