Notes on Contributors 60

Claudio Albertani, a historian, political scientist, and journalist, is a professor and researcher at the Autonomous University of Mexico City (UACM). Educated in Italy, he has lived in Mexico since 1979. He is the author of El espejo de México: Crónicas de barbarie y resistencia (2009; French edition: Le miroir du Méxique, 2012), and of the forthcoming Pienso luego estorbo [I think, therefore I resist], a monograph on the conflict in the UACM. <>

Marc Becker is professor of Latin American history at Truman State University in Missouri. His research focuses on constructions of race, class, and gender within popular movements in the Andes. He is the author of Pachakutik: Indigenous movements and electoral politics in Ecuador (2011) and Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador’s Modern Indigenous Movements (2008); co-editor (with Kim Clark) of Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador (2007); and editor and translator (with Harry Vanden) of José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology (2011).

Julio César Guanche Zaldívar is a director [adjunto] of the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema in Havana. He has taught at the University of Havana been the director of various Cuban periodicals and publishing houses. He has published four books, and his articles have appeared in twenty edited volumes.

George Katsiaficas is the author, most recently, of Asia’s Unknown Uprisings, 2 vols. (2012). He is on the editorial board of S&D and teaches at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. <>

Joseph G. Ramsey is a writer, scholar, educator, and occupy activist, residing in Somerville, Massachusetts. He co-edits Cultural Logic: an electronic journal of marxist theory and practice, ( as well as The Boston Occupier ( A new member of the S&D editorial board, Joe is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, and the Kasama Project ( He can be found riding the rails in Boston, as a member of the Boston Fare Strike Coalition ( or reached via email: <>

Gerardo Rénique teaches history at City College of the City University of New York. His edited collections of articles, including his own, appear in S&D nos. 39, 44, and 51. His research looks at the political traditions of popular movements in Latin America. He recently co-directed with Tami Gold the video-documentary “Frozen Happiness: Elections, Repression and Hope in Oaxaca, Mexico.” <>

Jorge Mario Sánchez Egozcue is Senior Researcher and Professor at the University of Havana’s Centro de Estudios de la Economía Cubana (CEEC). From 1990 to 2010, he was a Senior Researcher at the university’s Center for US Studies. He currently co-chairs the Cuba Section of the Latin American Studies Association. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard and Columbia Universities and at the Sorbonne, and has been a consultant to the UN Development Program and the Canadian Agency for Cooperation. He is the author of many articles on the Cuban economy, most recently a chapter on US-Cuban economic relations in the edited collection Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations: Shall We Play Ball? (2012).

Rainer Schultz has lived and worked in Cuba. He is pursuing his doctorate in Latin American history at Harvard University and the University of Cologne. His research is on the history and theory of socialisms, ideology and education. He has taught on the history of Cuba, Cuban-US relations, and social movements in Latin America. He also works as a freelance journalist covering social and human rights issues.

Ingar Solty is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at York University in Toronto. He has worked as an editor at Das Argument since 2005.  He is the co-author of Der neue Imperialismus (2004) and Imperialismus (2011), and author of Das Obama-Projekt (2008), “The Historic Significance of the New German Left Party” (S&D no. 46, March 2008), and “After Neoliberalism: Left versus Right Projects of Leadership in the Global Crisis” in Stephen Gill, ed., Global Crises and the Crisis of Global Leadership (2012).

James H. Stam is a Scholar-in-Residence in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University, Washington, DC. Most of his career he was Professor of Philosophy in Upsala College, New Jersey, where at various times he was also Co-Director of a Writing Across the Curriculum program, taught Latin and Greek, and was Dean of a rural branch campus. His Inquiries into the Origin of Language: The Fate of a Question (1976) appeared in the Chomsky-Halle Studies in Language series. <>

Michel Vakaloulis is a Senior Lecturer in political science at the University of Paris 8. He is the author of many books and articles, some of which have been translated into several languages. He has prepared numerous sociological surveys and reports for public institutions, workers’ committees, and trade unions. <>

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