Ecuadorian Studies, September 2001, No. 1
Ecuadorian Studies


SCOTT H. BECK is a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at East Tennessee State University.  KENNETH J. MIJESKI is a professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at East Tennessee State University.  Beck and Mijeski have been studying the indigenous movement in Ecuador for the past six years and their research has been published in the Latin American Research Review, the Annals of the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies, and the Indian Journal of Politics.  Both Beck and Mijeski have held Fulbright fellowships in Latin America.

MICHAEL HANDELSMAN is a professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Since 1987, he has been a distinguished professor of the humanities at the University of Tennessee.  Handelsman's most recent books on Ecuadorian literature and culture are Lo afro y la plurinacionalidad (University, Mississippi: Romance Monographs, 1999) and Culture and Customs of Ecuador (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2000).  He has been the recipient of two Fulbright awards and an OAS research award for study in Ecuador.

JAMES R. KEESE is a lecturer in geography in the Social Sciences Department of California Polytechnic State University.  He has conducted field research in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Mexico.  His research interests include cultural ecology, small-holder agriculture, and non-governmental organizations.  Keese's most recent publication was his Sept. 1998 article "International NGOs and Land Use Change in a Southern Highland Region of Ecuador" in Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal 26(3):451-468.