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Through the prism of biopolitics, this issue investigates the notion of species and modes of domination, governance and antagonism based on claims to biological life.

emisférica is the Hemispheric Institute’s peer-reviewed, online, trilingual scholarly journal. Published biannually, journal issues focus on specific areas of inquiry in the broader field of performance and politics in the Americas. The journal publishes academic essays, multimedia artist presentations, activist interventions, translations, as well as book, performance and film reviews. Its languages are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Álvaro Fernández Bravo

Gabriel Giorgi

Fermín Rodríguez

Jill Lane

Marcial Godoy-Anativia

Cristel M. Jusino Díaz

Frances Pollitt

Laura Bluher

Victor Bautista

Isabel Baboun

Isabel Gil Everaert

Gabriela Moreno

Tissiana Oliva

Stacy Michelle Walker

Vanessa Ceia

Mauricio Delfín

Frederico Freitas

Rosario Hubert

Perla Masi

Tissiana Oliva

Marlène Ramírez Cancio

Marcos Steuernagel

Zeb Tortorici

Miguel Winograd

Naomi Paik, Tanya Golash-Boza, Alina Peña Iguarán, Ericka Beckman, Elizabeth Ellis, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Jill Lane, Macarena Gómez-Barris, Soledad Álvarez Velasco, Elliott Young, Oscar Gil, Roger Lancaster, Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández, We All Dominican Collective, Nicholas De Genova, Carlos Martiel, Carolina Caycedo, Jason De Leon , Amanda Krugliak , Richard Barnes, Beth Lopes, Itzel Corona Aguilar, Nicole R. Fleetwood, Mary Louise Pratt, Sarah Fong, Alejandro Grimson, Ezequiel Gatto, Dainerys Machado Vento, Gretel H. Vera-rosas, Sarah Wilbur, Gabriel Giorgi, Manuel G. Avilés-Santiago, Luciana Seminara, Rebekah S. Park, Maybel Mesa Morales

The editors would like to thank the many artists, collections, archives, and publications that granted permission to reproduce their work in this issue, in particular: Bianca Azevedo, the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, the Lisson Gallery and Municipalidad La Pintana.

HemiPress New York City 2018 ISSN 1554-3706

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