Phillip B. Gonzales is a historical sociologist and a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Mexico. His work has focused on the history of Mexican Americans and Mexican American politics in the US Southwest.
Renato Rosaldo is a professor emeritus of anthropology at Stanford University and New York University. A cultural anthropologist, he has worked and taught in Southeast Asian studies, symbolic anthropology, cultural studies, and Chicano studies.
Mary Louise Pratt is the Olive H. Palmer Professor of Humanities at Stanford University (emerita) and the Silver Professor at New York University (emerita), where she taught in the Departments of Social and Cultural Analysis and Latin American and Iberian Studies.