Marc Becker is associate professor of history at Truman State University. He is the author ofIndians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador’s Modern Indigenous MovementsandHistoria Agraria y Social de Cayambe.
Walter D. Mignolo is the William H. Wannamaker Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University. This book is the third of a trilogy that includes "The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization" and "The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options". He is also the author of "The Idea of Latin America".