Ryan Cecil Jobson is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. His research is preoccupied with questions of energy, sovereignty, race, and capitalism. At present, Jobson is completing his first book manuscript, a historical ethnography of the Caribbean petrostate of Trinidad and Tobago. His writing is featured in Current Anthropology, American Anthropologist, The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, and Small Axe.
Vanessa Perez-Rosario is a translator and professor of English at Queens College and professor of Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon (2014) published in Spanish as Julia de Burgos: la creación de un ícono puertorriqueño (2021). She is editor of Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement (Palgrave 2010) and translator of Boat People (2021). She is currently working on a bilingual anthology titled “I Am My Own Path: The Writings of Julia de Burgos.” She is managing editor of Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism.