THOMAS AMBROSIO is an assistant professor of political science at North Dakota State University, having received his Ph.D. in foreign affairs at the University of Virginia (2000) and taught previously at the University of Virginia and Western Kentucky University. He has published Irredentism: Ethnic Conflict and International Politics (2001) and coedited International Law and the Rise of Nations: The State System and the Challenge of Ethnic Groups (2001). He has also published several journal articles and chapters in edited books and is embarking on a new project examining U.S.-Russian relations in the post-Cold War period. Ever since joining the faculty of the Department of Political Science at North Dakota State University in 2000, he has resided in Fargo with his wife Beth.
MICHAEL JONES-CORREA is an associate professor of government at Cornell University, having received his Ph.D. in politics at Princeton University in 1994 and taught at Harvard as an assistant and associate professor of government from 1994 to 2001. His research interests include immigrant politics and immigration policy, minority politics and interethnic relations in the United States, and urban and suburban politics. He is the author of Between Two Nations: The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City (1998), and the editor of Governing American Cities: Inter-Ethnic Coalitions, Competition, and Conflict (2001). Jones-Correa has also written more than a dozen articles and book chapters, is currently completing a book that examines the renegotiation of ethnic relations in the aftermath of civil disturbances in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, D.C., and is embarking on a new project on the increasing ethnic diversity of suburbs and its implication for local and national politics in the United States.