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John F. Schwaller

John F. Schwaller is Professor of History at the University at Albany (SUNY and Editor of The Americas).  He is known for his work on the secular clergy in early colonial Mexico, Nahuatl language manuscripts, a history of the Catholic Church in Latin America, and most recently, a study of the landing of the Cortés expedition at Veracruz and the petition of the company to the crown.  A book on the Aztec month of Panquetzaliztli will appear in Spring, 2019 published by the University of Oklahoma Press. He has assisted Stafford Poole on an English translation of a confessional manual written by the Third Provincial Council of Mexico (1585).  For many years he served as an academic administrator at various universities, including Florida Atlantic University (as Associate Dean), the University of Montana, (as Associate Provost and Associate Vice President) the University of Minnesota – Morris (as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean), and the State University of New York at Potsdam (as President).  He is also the former Director of the Academy of American Franciscan History.
In 1987 he founded the discussion list Nahuat-l that is now part of the H-Net family of lists known as H-Nahuatl.  Since 2010 he has also served as the editor of the discussion group H-Latam. 

Marc Becker

Marc Becker is professor of Latin American history at Truman State University. His research focuses on the history of the Latin American left. Among his publications are The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files (Duke University Press, 2017), Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017), Pachakutik: Indigenous movements and electoral politics in Ecuador (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011), Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador's Modern Indigenous Movements (Duke, 2008), Mariátegui and Latin American Marxist Theory (Ohio University, 1993); co-editor (with Richard Stahler-Sholk and Harry E. Vanden) of Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015) and (with Kim Clark) of Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007); and editor and  translator (with Harry Vanden) of José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2011). Becker has received Fulbright, SSRC-MacArthur, and other fellowships to support his research. He has served on the executive committees and has been web editor of the Ecuadorian Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples (ERIP) sections of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA); the Andean and Teaching Materials committees of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH); the Peace History Society (PHS); and Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-Pad). See

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