Louis A. Pérez, Jr., (Chair) is Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the Academia de la Historia de Cuba, Pérez is author, most recently, of The Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past (University of North Carolina Press, 2013) and Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos (University of North Carolina Press, 2008).
Florence E. Babb is Harrington Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of The Tourism Encounter: Fashioning Latin American Nations and Histories (Stanford University Press, 2011), After Revolution: Mapping Gender and Cultural Politics in Neoliberal Nicaragua (University of Texas Press, 2001), and Between Field and Cooking Pot: The Political Economy of Marketwomen in Peru (University of Texas Press, 1998).
Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo is on the faculty of the department of political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The author or co-author of several journal articles, she focuses on Latin American political institutions, especially government formation and change.
Miguel La Serna is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the author of The Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency (University of North Carolina Press, 2012).