paul amar,
is assistant professor in the Law and Society Program,
University of California, Santa Barbara. A political scientist and urban
sociologist specializing in security politics, police-military relations,
humanitarian law, and authoritarian states, he is the coeditor of The
Middle East in Brazil: South-South Relations, Migrations, and Recognitions
(in progress) and author of Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture and Ur-
ban Space in the New Globalized Middle East (2006).
paul ashton
is associate professor in public history at the Uni-
versity of Technology, Sydney. He is coeditor of the e-journal Public
History Review and codirec­
tor of the Australian Centre for Public History. His latest publication,
which he coauthored, is a history of Sutherland Shire, the second larg-
est municipality in Australia.
o. hugo benavides
is associate professor of anthropology at
Fordham University. He is the author of Making Ecuadorian Histories:
Four Centuries of Defining Power (2004), The Politics of Sentiment: Imag-
ining and Remembering Guayaquil (2006), and Drugs, Thugs and Divas:
Telenovelas and Latin American Narcodrama (2008).
laurent dubois
is professor of history and romance studies at
Duke University. He is the author of Avengers of the New World: The
Story of the Haitian Revolution (2004) and A Colony of Citizens: Revolution
and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787–1802 (2006).
richard flores
is senior associate dean in the College of Liberal
Arts and professor of anthropology and Mexican American studies at
the University of Texas at Austin. He works in the areas of critical
theory, performance studies, semiotics, and historical anthropology.
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