About the Contributors
is an independent researcher and associate fellow
of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, London University.
MarcuS J. M. de carvalho
is a professor of history at the Federal Uni-
versity of Pernambuco.
FelIpe caStro gutIérrez
is a professor of history at the Institute of
Historical Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
guIllerMo de la peña
is a professor of anthropology at the Centre
for Higher Studies and Research in Social Anthropology in Guadalajara,
is the Max Gluckman Professor of Social Anthropology
at the University of Manchester.
is a professor of anthropology at Brown Univer-
MarIa gabrIela hIta
is an associate professor of sociology at the Fed-
eral University of Bahia.
is the Professor of the History of Latin America at the
University of Oxford.
Ilka boaventura leIte
is an associate professor of anthropology at
the Federal University of Santa Catarina.
is a professor of history and director of the journal Istor at
the Centre for Economic Research and Teaching in Mexico City.
is a professor of anthropology at the State University