karen d. caplan
is an assistant professor of Latin American history at Rutgers
University, Newark. She is the author of Local Liberalisms: Mexico’s Indigenous Villagers
and the State, 1812–1857 (forthcoming from Stanford University Press).
r. douglas cope
is an associate professor of history at Brown University. He
studies the creation and development of multiethnic societies in Mexico, paying par-
ticular attention to the experience of the urban poor.
mariana l. r. dantas
is an assistant professor of history at Ohio University. She is
the author of Black Townsmen: Urban Slavery and Freedom in the Eighteenth-Century
maría elena díaz,
an associate professor of history at the University of California,
Santa Cruz, is the author of The Virgin, the King and the Royal Slaves of El Cobre:
Negotiating Freedom in Colonial Cuba, 1670–1780. Díaz’s current research examines the
topics of slavery and freedom, legal, political, and religious cultures, and social identi-
ties in eastern Cuba during the late colonial and postcolonial periods.
andrew b. fisher,
an assistant professor of history at Carleton College, has
published on topics related to indigenous collective identity and the interethnic rela-
tions among the rural poor in colonial Mexico. He is currently developing both of these
themes in a book-length study of the tierra caliente of western Mexico, which spans the
late ﬁfteenth through early nineteenth centuries.
jane e. mangan,
a historian of the colonial Andes, is the Malcolm Overstreet Partin
Assistant Professor of History at Davidson College. She is the author of Trading Roles:
Gender, Ethnicity and the Urban Economy in Colonial Potosí and is currently at work on a
project titled ‘‘Transatlantic Obligations: Legal and Cultural Constructions of Family in
the Sixteenth-Century Iberian World.’’
jeremy ravi mumford
is a member of the Michigan Society of Fellows. He works
on the history of the colonial Andes and on the comparative history of indigenous
people in the Americas.