CONTRIBuTORS
Sonia e. alvarez is the director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and
Latino Studies and Leonard J. Horwitz Professor of Political Science at the Univer-
sity of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before coming to UMass, she taught politics and
Latin American studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Alvarez has
written extensively on social movements, feminisms, nGos, transnational activism,
and democratization. She has taken part in Latina/women of color feminist, social
justice, international solidarity, and antiracist activism since the 1980s and since
then also has maintained manifold connections with Brazilian, Latin American,
and global feminist movements, while theorizing with and about them.
victoria Bernal is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Califor-
nia, Irvine. Her interests include feminist theory, African Studies, diasporas, Islam,
war and militarism, civil society, citizenship, and new media. Her book, Nation as
Network: Diaspora, Cyberspace, and Citizenship exploring transformations of sov-
ereignty and citizenship associated with migration and digital media will be pub-
lished by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. She is the editor of an anthology
designed for teaching anthropology, Contemporary Cultures, Global Connections:
Anthropology for the 21st Century.
LeeRay M. Costa is director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program and an asso-
ciate professor of anthropology and of gender and women’s studies at Hollins Uni-
versity. She is currently working on a project exploring feminist pedagogies of civic
engagement.
Inderpal Grewal is a professor in and chair of the program in Women’s, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies at Yale University. Her research concerns feminism and postcolo-
nialism, transnationalism, cultural studies, and South Asia.
Laura Grünberg is president of a Romanian nongovernmental organization, AnA
Society for Feminist Analyses, and an associate professor at the Faculty of Soci-
ology and Social Work at the University of Bucharest. She has published in the
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