Javier auyero is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Soci-
ology at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Routine Politics and
Collective Violence in Argentina: The Gray Zone of State Power (2007), among other
mariana Cavalcanti is an assistant professor of anthropology at the Centro de Pesquisa
e Documentação of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro.
ratão diniz is a photographer for Imagens do Povo and the Observatório das Favelas
in Rio de Janeiro.
emilio duhau was a professor of sociology at the Universidad Autónoma Metropoli-
tana, Azcapotzalco, Mexico City.
sujatha fernandes is an associate professor of sociology at Queens College and the
Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Cuba Represent!
Cuban Arts, State Power, and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures (Duke Uni-
versity Press, 2006), Who Can Stop the Drums? Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s
Venezuela (Duke University Press, 2010), and Close to the Edge: In Search of the
Global Hip Hop Generation (2011).
Brodwyn fischer is a professor of history at the University of Chicago. She is the author
of A Poverty of Rights: Citizenship and Inequality in Twentieth- Century Rio de Janeiro
Bryan mcCann is an associate professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the
author of Throes of Democracy: Brazil since 1989 (2008) and Hard Times in the Mar-
velous City: From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro (Duke
University Press, forthcoming, 2014).
edward murphy is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the Global
Urban Studies Program at Michigan State University. He is an editor of Anthrohis-