Branch is a doctoral candidate in Political Science
at UC Berkeley. His dissertation focuses on the development
of modern cartography and its impact on the evolution of
modern states and international relations in the 16th
and 17th centuries.
Dandelet, an associate professor at UC Berkeley
since 2001, focuses on the history of Renaissance and Baroque
Italy and the Spanish Empire. He is the author of Spanish
Rome, 1500-1700 (Yale, 2001) and the co-editor of Spain
in Italy, 1500-1700 (Brill, 2007).
Christopher Edwards has
been a National Park Ranger at San Francisco Maritime National
Historical Park since 1997 and previously worked in the National
Park in Boston. He is a writer of both merchant marine and
Hastorf received her Ph.D. from UCLA and is currently
a professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. She is known
for her contributions in paleoethnobotany, agriculture
sustainability, meaning and the everyday, food studies,
political economy and middle range societies in the Andean
region of South America.
Holloway, a professor of History at UC Davis,
is the editor of A Companion to Latin American History (Blackwell
Publishing, 2008). He served as Director of the UC
Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, 2000-07; as
Executive Secretary of the Conference on Latin American
History, 2002-07; and is a past President of the Latin
American Studies Association (2000-01).
Susan Hogue is a doctoral candidate in History
at UC Davis. Her dissertation explores the role of native elites
in Peru in the development of the colonial system and the ideology
of the Spanish Empire in the 16th century.
a Reference Librarian at the San Francisco Maritime National
Historical Park. His first career was spent as a purser
in Grace Lines and hospital ships, largely in Latin America.
Saragoza is Associate Professor of History in
the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. His current
research investigates the privatization of the Mexican
economy in general, and the tourism industry in particular.
Through UC Extension he has led study tours that focus
on early Mesoamerican history and Cuba.
Von der Porten has
served as the director of archaeological projects in California
and Mexico, a consultant on nautical archeology for the National
Geographic Society, the director of the Treasure Island Museum,
a history teacher at Santa Rosa High School and an instructor
of archeology at Santa Rosa Junior College.