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André Cicalo Andre73 André Cicalo is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the King’s College of London, and holds a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester (UK). His work has extensively dealt with race, racial inequalities, affirmative action, slavery and black collective memory in Brazil. He authored the ethnographic monograph ‘Urban Encounters: Affirmative Action and Black Identities in Brazil’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2012) – LASA Prize 2013, and several academic articles on this subject.
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Andrea Cabel andreacabel She is a PhD candidate of the Hispanic Languages and Literatures department. She is the recipient of the Mellon Fellowship and she was the recipient of two CLAS research grant which she used to travel to the Bora community in Iquitos in 2012 and in 2015 to travel to the Awajun Community in Santa María de Nieva and Bagua. Both in the Peruvian jungle. Andrea publishes critical reviews in a number of newspapers, including El Comercio, La Republica and Expreso. Her work also appears in several national and international magazines. Degrees BA, Hispanic Literature, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) MA, Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh Political Journalism and Cultural Analysis, Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya en Lima Interculturality and Indigenous Amazonian Peoples, Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya en Lima Selected Publications Las falsas actitudes del agua (2006, 1st edition; 2007 2nd edition; 2014 1st Mexican edition) Uno rojo (2011, 1st edition; 2012 Underwood collection) Latitud de fuego (2012) A dónde volver. Poemas "reunidos" (Pittsburgh, 2016)
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Angelica Duran-Martinez angiedur Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. Her research has received funding from the USIP, the SSRC, and the Drugs, Security, and Democracy fellowship. She has published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Latin American Politics and Society, among other journals. Her current book project is entitled “Criminals, Cops, and Politicians: Drug Violence in Colombia and Mexico.”
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Antoni Kapcia Antoni Kapcia Antoni Kapcia is Professor of Latin American History and head of the Centre for Research on Cuba at the University of Nottingham. He is completing a Historical Dictionary of Cuba for Scarecrow Press and recently published the book Leadership in the Cuban Revolution: The Unseen Story (Zed, 2014). His previous books include Cuba: Island of Dreams (Berg, 2000) and Cuba in Revolution: A History since the Fifties (Reaktion, 2008). His research and publications have long specialised on modern Cuba, specifically in two areas: a) Modern Cuban history: this has meant a special focus on political radicalism in the 1920s-50s and the roots of the post-1959 Revolution, and, on the Revolution's ideology, radicalisation and cultural development, with a wider interest in the questions of nationalism, national identity, and ideological patterns; b) Contemporary Cuban history and politics, focussing on participation, the Party, the political system and cultural politics.
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Ariel Taylor ariel_taylor Ariel Taylor is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. Her doctoral dissertation examines the role of NGOs in mining companies’ corporate social responsibility programmes in Peru.
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Marta Arretche Arretche Marta Arretche is Full professor at the Department of Political Science (University of São Paulo), Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) and editor of the Brazilian Political Science Review. Her areas of interest are: comparative federalism, decentralization, inequality, and social policies. Webpage: https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=uIi_4L4AAAAJ&hl=pt-BR
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Arturo Arias Arturo Arias Arturo Arias is John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the University of California, Merced. He has published Taking their Word: Literature and the Signs of Central America (2007), The Rigoberta Menchú Controversy (2000), The Identity of the Word: Guatemalan Literature in Light of the New Century (1998), and Ceremonial Gestures: Central American Fiction 1960-1990 (1998), as well as a critical edition of Miguel Angel Asturias’s Mulata (2000). Forthcoming in 2017 is his book Recovering Lost Footprints: The Emergence of Contemporary Indigenous Narratives in Abya Yala. 2001-2003 President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), professor Arias co-wrote the film El Norte (1984), and has published six novels in Spanish, two of which have been translated to English (After the Bombs, 1990, and Rattlesnake, 2003).Twice winner of the Casa de las Americas Award, and winner of the Ana Seghers Award for fiction in Germany, he was given the Miguel Angel Asturias National Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature in 2008 in his native Guatemala.
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Asa Equels Asa Equels Asa Equels is a junior undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh studying Hispanic Languages and Literatures, as well as pursuing a Certificate in Latin American Studies. He is a member of the university's Cross Country and Track and Field teams. After graduation, Asa plans on continuing his education in graduate school, and hopes to become a teacher/professor and cross country/track coach.
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Javier Auyero Auyero I am the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long professor in Latin American Sociology at the University of Texas-Austin. My main areas of research are poverty and marginality, political ethnography, and urban violence. I published the books "Poor People’s Politics," "Contentious Lives," "Routine Politics and Violence in Argentina," and "Patients of the State." With Débora Swistun I co-authored "Flammable. Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown," and with María Fernanda Berti I co-authored "In Harm’s Way. The Dynamics of Urban Violence." I am the current director of the Urban Ethnography Lab at UT-Austin. Webpage: http://www.javierauyero.com
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Alejandro Vélez Salas avelezs Alejandro is the editor in chief of Nuestra Aparente Rendición's webpage (http://nuestraaparenterendicion.com/). He has a BA in Political Science from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a PhD in Humanities form Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He just finished a postdoctoral fellowship at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitan-Xochimilco. His research interests are: enforced disappearance, surveillance studies, terrorism, 9-11 studies, genocide and public security.

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