A. Gabriel Meléndez is professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Among his earlier books are So All Is Not Lost: The Poetics of Print in Nuevomexicano Communities, 1834–1958 (UNM Press) and The Biography of Casimiro Barela (UNM Press). He is one of the general series editors for the Pasó por Aquí series.
Francisco A. Lomelí is professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his earlier books are Defying the Inquisition in Colonial New Mexico, coedited with Clark Colahan (UNM Press), and Aztlán: Essays on the Chicano Homeland, coedited with Rudolfo Anaya (UNM Press).