Neel Ahuja
is assistant professor of postcolonial studies in the Department of English and
Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His work on
species has appeared in Social Text, pmla, and the Journal of Literary and Cultural
Disability Studies as well as in the edited volume Postcolonial Green: Environmental
Politics and World Narratives (2010). He is currently working on a book manuscript
titled Bioinsecurities: Embodiment, Disease Interventions, and the Politics of U.S. Na-
tional Security.
Lauren Derby
is associate professor of Latin American history at the University of Califor-
nia, Los Angeles. Her publications include The Dictator’s Seduction: Politics and the
Popular Imagination in the Era of Trujillo (Duke University Press, 2009), which won
the Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis award from the Caribbean Studies Association and the
Bolton-Johnson Prize from the Council on Latin American History, American Histor-
ical Association, as well as receiving honorable mention for the Bryce Wood Book
Award from the Latin American Studies Association. She was coeditor, with Andrew
Apter, of Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World (2010).
She is currently writing a book on demonic animal narratives in Haiti and the Domin-
ican Republic and is coediting a reader on the Dominican Republic.
Regina Horta Duarte
is professor of Brazilian history at Universidade Federal de Minas
Gerais and researcher level 1b of cnpq (Brazil’s National Council of Scientific and
Technological Development). She is the editor of the journal Historia Ambiental
Latinoamericana y Caribeña (halac), published by the Sociedad Latinoamericana y
Caribeña de Historia Ambiental (solcha). She is the author of A imagem rebelde
(1991), Noites circences: Espectáculos de circo e teatro em Minas Gerais no século XIX
(1995), Historia e natureza (2002), A Biologia militante: O Museu Nacional, especiali-
zação científica, divulgação do conhecimento e práticas políticas no Brasil: 1926–1945
(2010), and several journal articles. She is currently researching the rise of gated
communities in Brazil in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on their political and environ-
mental aspects.
Martha Few
is associate professor of Latin American history and director of graduate
studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is the author of Women Who Live
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