(p. xvii) Contributors
(p. xvii) Contributors
Jeremy Adelman is the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture at Princeton University, where he is also the Director of the Council for International Teaching and Research. The author of several books and articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin American history, his most recent study is Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic (Princeton University Press, 2006). Also, he has coauthored a textbook in world history, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Origins of Humankind to the Present (W.W. Norton, 2008).
Diego Armus teaches at Swarthmore. His most recent book is La ciudad impura: Salud, tuberculosis y cultura en Buenos Aires, 1870–1950 (2007), English version forthcoming with Duke University Press. Among his other books on the history of medicine and disease are Avatares de la medicalización en América Latina (2005); Cuidar, controlar, curar: Ensaios históricos saúde e doenca na América Latina e Caribe (2004); Disease in the History of Modern Latin America: From Malaria to AIDS (2003); and Entre médicos y curanderos: Cultura, historia y enfermedad en América Latina (2002). He is currently working on a history of smoking in Buenos Aires.
James P. Brennan received his PhD from Harvard and has taught at the University of California, Riverside since 1996. His most recent publication is a book coauthored with Argentine historian Marcelo Rougier, The Politics of National Capitalism: Peronism and the Argentine Bourgeoisie, 1946–1976. He is currently working on an economic, social, and environmental history of mining in the Americas from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries.
Kim D. Butler is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University in the Department of Africana Studies. Her 1998 book, Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in PostAbolition Sao Paulo and Salvador, received awards from the American Historical Association and the Association of Black Women Historians. Her current work focuses on diaspora theory in addition to her projects on Brazil. She has published numerous book chapters, and her articles have appeared in Diaspora, The African Studies Review, The Americas, and Slavery and Abolition. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.
(p. xviii) John H. Coatsworth is Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of History and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is the author or editor of nine books and many scholarly articles on Latin American economic and international history. In 2009–10, he served as president of the Latin American Studies Association. Professor Coatsworth coedited The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America (2 vols., Cambridge University Press, 2006) with Victor Bulmer-Thomas and Roberto Cortes Conde. In 2005, he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Donna J. Guy is a Distinguished Professor of Humanities and History at Ohio State University. She has been the President and Secretary of the Conference on Latin American History. Her publications include Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires: Prostitution, Family and Nation in Argentina, 1875–1955; Sex and Sexuality in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Reader; White Slavery and Mothers Alive and Dead: The Troubled Meeting of Sex, Gender, Public Health and Progress in Latin America; and Women Build the Welfare State: Performing Charity Creating Rights in Argentina 1880–1955. She is currently working on an analysis of letters written to Juan and Eva Peron tentatively titled Write to Me Argentina.
Aline Helg is a professor of history at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Her books include Liberty and Equality in Caribbean Colombia, 1770–1835 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004) and Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality, 1886–1912 (University of North Carolina Press, 1995), both winners of prizes from the American Historical Association, and La educación en Colombia, 1918–1957: Una historia social, económica y política (CEREC, 1987, repr. 2001). She also has published several articles and book chapters on Cuba, Colombia, comparative race relations in the Americas, black mobilization, independence, and racial ideas in Latin America.
Lyman L. Johnson is Professor of History at University of North Carolina Charlotte. His current project examines the late colonial laboring class of Buenos Aires and its role in independence. His recent publications include: “Cities and Wealth in the South Atlantic: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro before 1860,” Comparative Studies in Society and History, 48:3 (2006): 634–68 (with Zephyr Frank); “‘A Lack of Legitimate Obedience and Respect’: Slaves and Their Masters in the Courts of Late Colonial Buenos Aires,” Hispanic American Historical Review, 87:4 (2007): 631–57; and the book Aftershocks: Earthquakes and Popular Politics in Latin America (University of New Mexico Press, 2009), edited with Jürgen Buchenau.
Herbert S. Klein is Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Professor of History, and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, as well as Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University. Klein is the author of some twenty books and 155 articles, the most recent of which are African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (coauthor), Slavery in (p. xix) Brazil (coauthor), and a selection of essays on Escrvismo no Brasil (coauthor). He has also published on such diverse themes as The American Finances of the Spanish Empire, 1680–1809 and A Population History of the United States and is coauthor of Brazil Since 1980 and Mexico Since 1980.
Asunción Lavrin received a PhD from Harvard University and has published on colonial and twentieth-century women, religion, sexuality, and feminism. Among her best-known books are Latin American Women: Historical Perspectives (1978), Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America (1989), Women, Feminism and Social Change: Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, 1890–1940, (1995), and Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico (2008). She is now Emerita from Arizona State University. In 2009 she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Conference on Latin American Hisory.
Adrián López Denis received a BA in biology and an MA in Latin American studies from the University of Havana, an MA in economics from Carleton Univeristy in Canada, and a PhD in history from UCLA. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University. His primary field of specialization is the cultural and social history of the Spanish Caribbean. He is currently working to expand his dissertation, “Disease and Society in Colonial Cuba, 1790–1840,” into a comprehensive history of slave medicine in the island, from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.
Florencia E. Mallon is the Julieta Kirkwood Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her book Peasant and Nation: The Making of Postcolonial Mexico and Peru (Berkeley, 1995) received LASA's Bryce Wood Award for the Best Book in Latin American Studies, and Courage Tastes of Blood: The Mapuche Indigenous Community of Nicolás Ailío and the Chilean State, 1906–2000 (Duke University Press, 2005) was awarded the Bolton-Johnson Prize from the Conference on Latin American History. She is one of the founding editors of Duke University Press's book series on “Narrating Native Histories.” Her current project is entitled “Travels Inside the Nation-State: Chile in Transnational Perspective.”
Nara Milanich is an assistant professor of history at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850–1930 (Duke University Press, 2009) as well as “Whither Family History? A Road Map from Latin America,” which appeared in the American Historical Review (2007). She is currently working on a book entitled Latin American Families: A History, under contract with Cambridge University Press.
Jose C. Moya is Professor Emeritus at UCLA and Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University, where he also directs the Forum on Migration. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and Paris VII. His book Cousins and Strangers: (p. xx) Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850–1930 (Berkeley, 1998) received the Bolton Prize and four other awards, and the journal Historical Methods (Winter 2001) devoted a forum to its theoretical contributions to migration studies. Moya writes extensively on global migrations and anarchism.
João José Reis is Professor of History at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil. He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Princeton, Brandeis, and Texas (Austin), and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford) and the NationalHumanities Center. He is the author, among other books, of Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835 in Bahia, Death is a Festival: Funeral Rites and Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century Brazil, and Domingos Sodré, um sacerdote africano: Escravidão liberdade e candomblé na Bahia no Século XIX.
Reinaldo L. Román is the author of Governing Spirits: Religion, Miracles and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898–1956 (University of North Carolina Press, 2007). He is currently working on a book about Spiritism in Cuba during the insurgency against Spain and the early republican years. He teaches in the History Department at the University of Georgia.
Stuart B. Schwartz is the George Burton Adams Professor of History at Yale University. Among his books are Sovereignty and Society in Colonial Brazil (1973) and Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Society (1984), and most recently All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World (2008). He is also the coauthor (with James Lockhart) of Early Latin America (1983). He served as coeditor of the Hispanic American Historical Review (1996–2001). He is presently working on “A Sea of Storms: A History of Caribbean Hurricanes: From Columbus to Katrina.”
Susan M. Socolow, Dobbs Professor of Latin American History at Emory University, has done research in colonial social history, women's history, historical demography, and the history of medicine. The author of several articles and books on the history and historiography of colonial Latin America, she is working on a history of the use of public monuments in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Her books include The Merchants of Viceregal Buenos Aires (1978), The Bureaucrats of Buenos Aires (1987), Women in Colonial Latin America (2000), Cities and Society in Colonial Latin America (1986), and The Countryside in Colonial Latin America.
Lisa Sousa is an Associate Professor of Latin American History at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She has edited and translated The Story of Guadalupe (1998), with James Lockhart and Stafford Poole, and Mesoamerican Voices (2005), with Kevin Terraciano and Matthew Restall. She has published numerous articles on indigenous society and culture and is completing a book manuscript on indigenous gender and power in colonial Mexico.
(p. xxi) William R. Summerhill is Professor of History at UCLA. He chaired the UCLA Program on Brazil and has held visiting appointments at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the Universidade de São Paulo. He has written on the econometric history of Brazilian railroads, the history of public finance and banking in nineteenth-century Brazil, comparative economic history, and contemporary bank privatization in Brazil. The author of two books and several articles, he is a contributor to the Cambridge Economic History of Latin America. His most recent effort is Inglorious Revolution: Political Institutions, Sovereign Debt, and Financial Underdevelopment in Imperial Brazil (Yale University Press, forthcoming).
Kevin Terraciano received his PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1994 and joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 1995. He is Professor of History and chair of the Latin American Studies Program at UCLA. He specializes in Colonial Latin American history, especially New Spain and the indigenous cultures and languages of central and southern Mexico. He has received several prizes and awards for his publications, undergraduate teaching, and graduate training.
Eric Van Young (PhD, UC Berkeley 1978) is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He has chaired his department and was Interim Dean of Arts and Humanities during 2007 and 2008. His most recent major published work, The Other Rebellion: Popular Violence, Ideology, and the Struggle for Mexican Independence, 1810–1821 (Stanford University Press, 2001), won the Bolton-Johnson Prize of the Conference on Latin American History in 2003. A specialist on the history of colonial and nineteenth-century Mexico, he is currently writing a biography of the Mexican statesman, entrepreneur, and historian Lucas Alamán.
Pamela Voekel is the cofounder and a member of the organizing collective of the Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History of the Americas, a weeklong seminar that meets each summer in Mexico. She is the author of Alone Before God: The Religious Origins of Modernity in Mexico (Duke University Press, 2002). She is currently at work on a book tentatively titled “Holy Warriors: Religion and Gender in the Age of Revolutions.” She teaches at the University of Georgia in Athens, where she is the faculty advisor to the Living Wage Coalition.
Barbara Weinstein is professor of history at New YorkUniversity and past president of the American Historical Association. Her publications include The Amazon Rubber Boom, 1850–1920 (Stanford University Press, 1983) and For Social Peace in Brazil: Industrialists and the Remaking of the Working Class in São Paulo, 1920–1964 (University of North Carolina Press, 1996). She is currently completing a book on race, region, and national identities in twentieth-century Brazil, to be published by Duke University Press, and coediting a volume on the global history of the middle class.