Karen Melvin is a professor of history and a member of the Latin American Studies Program at Bates College. She is the author of Building Colonial Cities of God: Mendicant Orders and Urban Culture in New Spain and a series of essays on global Catholicism.
Sylvia Sellers-García is an associate professor of history at Boston College. She is the author of Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire’s Periphery. Her current research focuses on social violence in the eighteenth century. Along with Melvin, she is a principal investigator and cofounder of Reading the Inquisition, an online collection of transcribed and translated Inquisition cases.