Araceli Tinajero is an associate professor of Spanish at the Graduate Center and City College of New York. She is the author of Orientalismo en el modernismo hispanoamericano, El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory Reader, and Kokoro, una mexicana en Japón. Tinajero is the editor of Cultura y letras cubanasen el siglo XXI, Exilio y cosmopolitismo en el arte y la literature hispánica, and Orientalisms of the Hispanic and Luso-BrazilianWorld. She is the cofounder of the Mexico Study Group at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies.
J. Brian Freeman is a visiting assistant professor of history at Fairleigh Dickinson University. His work has been published in various journals, including Studies in Latin American Popular Culture and the Journal of LatinoLatin American Studies. He is currently working on a book about the history of the automobile in twentieth-century Mexico.