marcelo bergman teaches sociology and Latin American studies at the University of
Oregon. He has published articles on rising crime and criminal law. He is coordinating a
collaborative project on public policy and tax compliance in Latin America. He is also
compiling a collection of articles on empirical assessments of new crime waves in the region.
john beverley teaches Spanish and Latin American literature and cultural studies at the
University of Pittsburgh. His most recent books include Against Literature (1993), The
Postmodernism Debate in Latin America (coeditor; 1995), Una modernidad obsoleta: Estudios
sobre el barroco, Subcultura homogeneización (with Phil Cohen and David Harvey; 1998),
Subalternity and Representation, and Arguments in Cultural Theory (1999). He is a founding
member of the Latin American Subaltern Studies Group. With Sara Castro-Klarén he co-
edits a new series for the University of Pittsburgh Press, Illuminations: Cultural Formations
of the Americas. He is currently working on a book about Miami.
robert carr studied and taught in the United States until 1998. He has a Ph.D. in literature
and is currently a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social
Work at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. His publications include ‘‘The
New Man in the Jungle: Chaos, Community and the Margins of the Nation-State,’’ in
Callallo, ‘‘Notes on Crossing the Third World/First World Divide: Testimonial, Transna-
tional Feminisms, and the Postmodern Condition’’ in Scattered Hegemonies, and ‘‘Pala-
bras/Cuerpos/Capital: El Discourso de Poder y la Lucha para Representación en el Ama-
zona’’ in Discurso y Poder. He was also a coeditor of Latin American Subaltern Studies: A
Special Issue of Dispositio/n with Jose Rabasa and Javier Sanjinés for the Latin American
Subaltern Studies Collective. His current project is ‘‘Tangled Skeins,’’ a manuscript on West
Indian and African-American nationalist strategizing.
sara catro klaren is Professor of Latin American Culture and Literature at The Johns
Hopkins University. She has published books and numerous articles in English and Spanish
on the work of José María Arguedas, Mario Vargas Llosa, Guamán Poma, Garcilaso de la
Vega Inca, Julio Cortazar, and Diamela Eltit. Her interdisciplinary approach weaves critical
theory together with anthropology and history. Her most recent work on historiography
and subaltern subjects has appeared in Dispositio/n, Representations, Nepantla, Social His-
tory, Revista de Literatura Iberoamericana, Borders and Margins: Post-Colonialism and Post-
Modernism (1995), and El debate de la postcolonialidad en Latinoamérica (2000).