about the contributors
jeanine anderson,
a dual U.S.-Peruvian national, earned her doctorate in An-
thropology from Cornell University in 1978. She studied Peru at the end of the 1960s
for a dissertation project on middle-class women. Her research and applied work,
supported by various nongovernmental organizations, has centered on urban and
rural poverty, as understood within complex social, political, economic, and cultural
systems. She is a professor of anthropology at the Catholic University of Peru (pupc,
javier auyero,
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociol-
ogy at the University of Texas, Austin, taught at Stony Brook University until 2008. He
is a political ethnographer from Argentina who studied with Charles Tilly at the New
School. His books include Poor People’s Politics (Duke, 2001), Contentious Lives (Duke,
2003), and Routine Politics and Collective Violence in Argentina (2007). He is currently
editor of Qualitative Sociology.
odette casamayor,
an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, Storrs,
was raised in Cuba. She received her doctorate in Language Arts and Literature from
the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (ehess), in Paris, concentrating on
contemporary Latin American culture. In 2005, she was a Rockefeller Fellow at the
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center at Stony Brook University. In 2003, her
essay ‘‘Negros de papel: Algunas apariciones del negro en la narrativa cubana después
de 1959’’ received the Juan Rulfo literary award from Radio France Internationale.
christina ewig
is an associate professor of women’s studies and political science
at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her book Second-Wave Neoliberalism: Gender,
Race, and Health Sector Reforms in Peru (2010) was supported by a Fulbright New Century
Scholars fellowship. As a Rockefeller Fellow at Stony Brook University, she worked
on a comparative history project analyzing the role of gender and race in the develop-
ment of Latin American health and pension policies. Her publications have appeared
in the Latin American Research Review, Social Politics, and Feminist Studies.
paul gootenberg,
with a doctorate from the University of Chicago, is a professor
of history and sociology at Stony Brook University and a specialist on modern Peru-
vian history. As director of Stony Brook’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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