Radhika Balakrishnan is executive director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, professor of women's and gender studies at Rutgers University, and has a PhD in economics from Rutgers University. Previously, she was professor of economics and international studies at Marymount Manhattan College. She has worked at the Ford Foundation as a program officer in the Asia Regional Program. She is currently on the board for the Center for Constitutional Rights and the International Association for Feminist Economics. She is coeditor with Diane Elson of Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account (Zed Books, 2011).
Jordan T. Camp
Jordan T. Camp is a visiting scholar in the Institute of American Cultures and the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. His work appears in American Quarterly, Kalfou, Race & Class, and In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina, and he coedited (with Christina Heatherton) Freedom Now! Struggles for the Human Right to Housing in LA and Beyond. He is completing his manuscript "Incarcerating the Crisis: Race, Security, Prisons, and the Second Reconstruction" and coediting (with Laura Pulido) Clyde A. Wood's manuscript "Development Drowned and Reborn: The Blues and Bourbon Restorations in Post-Katrina New Orleans."
Paula Chakravartty is associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has published many essays on technology, the postcolonial state, and inequality, migrant labor, race and caste, and the culture of neoliberal development. She is coauthor of Media Policy and Globalization (Edinburgh University Press, 2006) and coeditor of Global Communication: Toward a Transcultural Political Economy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). She is working on a manuscript on the politics of information and inequality in Brazil and India. [End Page 679]
Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas
Ofelia Ortiz Cuevas is a visiting scholar at the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History at UCLA. She is also the research coordinator at the UC Center for New Racial Studies and UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow.
Sophie Ellen Fung
Sophie Ellen Fung graduated from the University of British Columbia (2012) with a BA in geography, specializing in human geography. She has a strong interest in the planning of sustainable communities and the politics of public spaces, and hopes to pursue a career in community planning.
Daniel J. Hammel
Daniel J. Hammel is a professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo. His research focuses on fundamental changes in the geography of American inner cities—particularly the operation of the housing market and shifts in housing policy in driving nearly four decades of gentrification. He also has written about the mortgage foreclosures, the foreclosure process, and linkages between mortgage lending and foreclosures.
James Heintz is a research professor and associate director at the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has published in the areas of employment and labor markets, macroeconomic alternatives, the distributive effects of monetary policy, and development strategies in sub-Saharan African countries. Recent work with Radhika Balakrishnan and Diane Elson has examined the connections between economic policy and social and economic rights.
Bosco Ho graduated from the University of British Columbia (2012) with a BA in human geography (honors) and Asian language and culture. His undergraduate studies covered urban, economic, environmental, and political geography. His other interests include cartography, data visualization, and Apple's growing dominance in consumer technology supply chains.
Laura Hyun Yi Kang
Laura Hyun Y Kang teaches in the Department of Women's Studies at UC Irvine, where she is also affiliated with the PhD Program in Culture and [End Page 680] Theory and the Departments of Asian American Studies, English, and Comparative Literature. She is the author of Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/American Women (Duke University Press, 2002). Her new book, The Traffic in Asian Women, examines the prolific and shifting visibilities of "Asian women" in select local-international-regional nodes of activism, redress, and global governance.
Zachary Liebowitz is in his final year of the BA program in anthropology at the University of British Columbia. His interests focus on the anthropology of architecture and design as they connect postindustrial urbanization with the evolving...