Notes on Contributors

Emelio Betances is associate professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at Gettysburg College, where he founded and directed the Latin American Studies Program. He is the author of The State and Society in the Dominican Republic and is currently writing a book on the role of the Catholic Church in Dominican politics.

Walter A. Davis is Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University. His most recent books are: An Evening With JonBenet Ramsey and Deracination: Historicity, Hiroshima, and the Tragic Imperative (which provides the framework for his article in this issue).

Richard Levins is an ex-tropical farmer turned ecologist. He works in evolutionary, public health, and agricultural ecology and has been active in the Puerto Rican independence movement, environmental and anti-war struggles, and Marxist education. He has been a participant/observer of the development of Cuban ecology for forty years and teaches at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Steve Martinot is a lecturer at San Francisco State University, in Interdisciplinary Programs. His most recent book is The Rule of Racialization (Temple Univ. Press, 2003). He also translated Albert Memmi's book, Racism, from the French (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2000).

Pierre Mesnard y Mendez is a scholar and activist who has lived in several countries on both sides of the Atlantic. His favorite English writer is Swift. He may be reached through the S&D editorial office (

Ronald F. Price has a first degree in Biology and a Ph.D. in Comparative Education. He has taught in technical colleges in the UK and trained teachers in the UK, in Ghana, and at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, from where he retired. He has also taught in Bulgaria (1962) and in China (1965-67).

Joe Ramsey is a Ph.D. candidate in English and American Literature at Tufts University. The title of his dissertation-in-progress is “Red Pulp: Radicalism and Repression in U.S. Mass-Popular Fiction 1930s-1960s.”

E. San Juan is co-director of the Philippine Forum in New York and also heads the Philippines Cultural Studies Center in Connecticut. He was recently Fulbright professor of American Studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and visiting professor of cultural studies at National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan). His recent books are Racism and Cultural Studies (Duke Univ. Press) and Working through the Contradictions (Bucknell Univ. Press).

Amy Wendling is completing a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. She spent 2003 and 2004 in Amsterdam and Berlin doing research on Marx's unpublished writings from the 1850s. She is the author of "Partial Liberations: The Machine, Gender, and High-Tech Culture" (International Studies in Philosophy 2002) and "Are All Revolutions Bourgeois? Revolutionary Temporality in Karl Marx's Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte" (Strategies 2003).

Gregory Wilpert is a sociologist (Ph.D., Brandeis University) and freelance writer, who lives in Caracas. He first came to Venezuela as a Fulbright Scholar. He now edits the website and is writing a book for Verso Books on Venezuela during Chávez's presidency.