Arturo Arias is a distinguished novelist, scholar, and professor of Latin American
literature and past president of the Latin American Studies Association.
Claudia Briones, Argentine anthropologist and professor at the University of
Buenos Aires, is a beacon for other cultural agents through her engagements with a
range of theories and peoples.
Néstor García Canclini is Professor of Anthropology at the Iztapalapa campus of
the Autonomous Metropolitan University (Uam) in Mexico. He is author of numer-
ous books, including Latinoamericanos buscando un lugar en este siglo, La globalización
imaginada and Culturas híbridas: Estrategias para entrar y salir de la modernidad.
Denise Corte has recently completed her doctoral studies in the Department of
Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland. She is currently
working on a federally funded project that examines the rekindling of Brazil’s cul-
tural politics, formulated by the newly appointed Minister of Culture, ‘‘tropicalist’’
pop star Gilberto Gil, concerning the promotion of diversity and the demarginaliza-
tion of hip-hop music and performance.
Juan Carlos Godenzzi is an anthropologist and the Director of Bilingual Education
for Peru’s Ministry of Education.
Charles R. Hale is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies
at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Resistance and Contradiction:
Miskitu Indians and the Nicaraguan State, 1894–1987.
Ariana Hernández-Reguant is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the Univer-
sity of California, San Diego.
Claudio Lomnitz is Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of
Chicago. He is the author of Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in Mexi-