theresa alfaro-velcamp is Assistant Professor of History at Sonoma State University, where she teaches Latin American history. In 2001–2, she held a joint appointment as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, both at the University of California, San Diego. She is currently finishing her book manuscript entitled So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico: From Middle Eastern Immigrants to Foreign Citizens. In 2002, she published “Challenging Stereotypes and Negotiating Space in Mexico: Mexican Muslims in the Twentieth Century,” in Muslims in the West, edited by Yvonne Haddad (Oxford University Press). She has also written about Arab immigrants in Argentina. Her forthcoming publications address Mexican film, the migration of Middle Eastern women to Mexico, and mexicanidad.

lawrence d. bell earned his B.A. degree in history from Arizona State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from The...

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