Edna Acosta-Belén is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies, and of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, at the University at Albany, SUNY. She has published nine books, including (with C. E. Santiago) the award-winning Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait (2006). She received her PhD from Columbia University and has been a visiting professor at Cornell University and a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton and Yale Universities.

Jossianna Arroyo is a professor in and the chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of African and African Diaspora at the University of Texas, Austin, where she specializes in Caribbean literatures and cultures, Afro-diaspora studies, racial critical theory, and queer studies. She is the author of Travestismos culturales: Literatura y etnografía en Cuba y Brasil (2003); Writing Secrecy in Caribbean...

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