Mauricio Font (Ph.D., University of Michigan)is director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and professor of sociology at The Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY. Professor Font’s most recent publication is The State and the Private Sector in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). He is co-editor of Handbook on Cuban History, literature, and the Arts (Paradigm Press, 2014), Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz (Lexington Books, 2005), La República Cubana y José Martí (1902-2002) (Lexington Books, 2005), Toward a New Cuba? (Lynne Rienner, 1997) and Integración económica y democratización: América Latina y Cuba (Instituto de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad de Chile, 1998).
Kenneth Erickson (Ph.D., Columbia University) is co-editor-in-chief of Comparative Politics and serves on the Executive Board of the New England Council on Latin American Studies. Among his publications are: Global Research Perspectives: Paradigms, Concepts and Data in a Changing World (with D.A. Rustow), Comparative Political Dynamics: Global Research Perspectives (Harper Collins, 1991), Brazil: Corporatism, Democratization, and Dependency. Latin American Politics and Development (Eds. H. J. Wiarda and H. Kline, 1985). Among his research interests are Latin America, social movements, drug and environmental policy.