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Radhika Balakrishnan
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
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
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
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
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 staples economies of contemporary forestry.

Tayyab Mahmud
Tayyab Mahmud is professor of law at Seattle University. His publications have focused on political economy, colonialism, and legal history. He is working on a book project on extraconstitutional usurpation of power in postcolonial formations.

John D. Márquez
John D. Márquez is assistant professor of African American studies and Latina/o studies at Northwestern University. He has published journal essays that theorize the origins of police brutality and discuss its impact on black and Latino politics, and book chapters that compare the plight of racial "others" in Europe and the United States. His forthcoming book (University of Texas Press) highlights the shared struggle of blacks and Latinos against racial violence in the U.S. south. He has appeared on television programs such as NBC Nightly News and in many major newspapers and magazines for his activism against police brutality and gang violence.

Pierson Nettling
Pierson Nettling is working toward an honors degree in human geography at the University of British Columbia. His research interests have focused primarily on deindustrialized cities in America. His work has also been published in the Nation.

C. S. Ponder
C. S. Ponder is a doctoral student at the geography department of the University of British Columbia, concentrating in economic and urban geography. [End Page 681] Her research is on the socioeconomic repercussions of the ongoing financial crisis. She holds a master's degree in economic history from Lund University.

Sarita Echavez See
Sarita Echavez See is the author of The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). She is at work on a book-length project called "Essays against Accumulation." She teaches Asian American studies at the University of California, Davis.

Shawn Shimpach
Shawn Shimpach teaches film studies and media studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is assistant professor in the Department of Communication and a core faculty member in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies. He is author of the book Television in Transition: The Life and Afterlife of the Narrative Action Hero (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

Denise Ferreira da Silva
Denise Ferreira da Silva is professor and chair in ethics at Queen Mary, University of London. Her writings advance a racial/postcolonial critique of modern thought, which engages critical legal theory, political theory, historical materialism, feminist theory, critical racial and ethnic studies, and postcolonial/global studies. She is author of Toward a Global Idea of Race (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). She is completing two book projects, The Critique of Racial Violence and Human, Race, Rights. She is a coeditor for the Routledge series Law and the Postcolonial: Ethics, Politics, Economy

Catherine R. Squires
Catherine R. Squires is the Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity, and Equality at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Dispatches from the Color Line (State University Press of New York, 2007) and African Americans and the Media (Polity, 2009). She has published work on media and identity in many outlets, including Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Critical Rhetorics of Race (New York University Press, 2011).

Michael J. Watts
Michael Watts is Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and Development Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught for over thirty years. A Guggenheim Fellow in 2003, he served as director of [End Page 682] the Institute of International Studies from 1994 to 2004. His research has addressed food and energy security, rural development, and land reform in Africa, South Asia, and Vietnam. Over the last twenty years he has written extensively on the oil industry in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea. The author of fourteen books and over two hundred articles, he has received awards and fellowships from such organizations as the Social Science Research Council, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation. His latest book with photographer Ed Kashi is The Curse of the Black Gold (powerHouse, 2008). Watts has consulted for a number of development agencies including OXFAM and UNDP, and has provided expert testimony for governmental and other agencies. Watts is chair of the board of trustees of the Social Science Research Council and serves on a number of boards of nonprofit organizations, including the Pacific Institute.

Elvin Wyly
Elvin Wyly is associate professor of geography and chair of the Urban Studies Coordinating Committee at the University of British Columbia. He teaches and publishes on urban social and spatial inequality, public policy, strategic positivism, and radical statistics. [End Page 683]

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