Jualynne E. Dodson received her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught at Yale University, Hunter College, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Currently, she is on faculty in sociology and directs the African Atlantic Research Team at Michigan State University.
Davíd Carrasco is Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Divinity School at Harvard University. He was recently awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle.