Luis Alvarez is associate professor in the Department of History, University of California, San Diego. His research and teaching interests include comparative race and ethnicity, popular culture, and social movements in the history of Chicanas/os, Latinas/os, African Americans, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. He is the author of The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II (American Crossroads Series, University of California Press, 2008) and coeditor of Another University Is Possible (University Readers, 2010). His publications also include essays in or forthcoming from Mexican Americans in World War II (University of Texas Press); Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border (University of Oxford Press); Latino Studies; Aztlán; Popular Music and Society; and Perspectives.
Lauren Araiza is assistant professor in the Department of History, Denison University. Araiza received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent publications include “‘In Common Struggle against a Common Oppression’: The United Farm Workers and the Black Panther Party, 1968–1973” in Journal of African American History (Spring 2009). She is currently revising a manuscript for publication entitled “For Freedom of Other Men”: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the United Farm Workers, 1965–1973.
Robert Bauman is associate professor in the Department of History, Washington State University Tri-Cities. He received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His book, Race and the War on Poverty: From Watts to East L.A., was published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2008. His other publications include “Jim Crow in the Tri-Cities, 1943–1950,” which won