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bridget anderson is professor of migration and citizenship at the University of Oxford, and research director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). She has worked closely with migrants' organizations, trades unions, and legal practitioners at the local, national, and international levels.

agnes callamard is the director of Columbia University's Global Freedom of Expression initiative, and special adviser to the president of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger. She was appointed the UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial summary or arbitrary executions on August 1, 2016.

jean comaroff is the Alfred North Whitehead Professor of African and African American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University and honorary professor at the University of Cape Town. Her publications include Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: The Culture and History of a South African People (1985); and with John L. Comaroff, The Truth About Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order (2016).

nathaniel hupert is a physician and public health researcher at Cornell University, focusing on health care operations research and emergency response logistics. He was founding director of the Preparedness Modeling Unit at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he is now a senior adviser.

Born in Canada and educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard, michael ignatieff is a university professor, writer, and former politician. He is currently the rector and president of Central European University in Budapest.

eleana kim is a sociocultural anthropologist and associate professor of anthropology at University of California, Irvine, and the author of the award-winning Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging. Her work focuses on kinship, nationalism, political ecology, and posthumanism.

a. david napier is professor of medical anthropology and director of the Science, Medicine, and Society Network at University College London. He has published on law, anthropology, intellectual property and biodiversity; his new book, Making Things Better (2013), explores notions of property, local value, and exchange across cultures.

fabio parasecoli is associate professor and director of the Food Studies Initiatives at The New School. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, his next book Knowing Where It Comes From: Labeling Traditional Foods to Compete in a Global Market is slated for 2017 publication. [End Page 233]

dominic pettman is professor of culture and media at Eugene Lang College at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of numerous books, including Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines (2011) and Infinite Distraction: Paying Attention to Social Media (2016).

hugh raffles is professor of anthropology and director of the Graduate Institute of Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at The New School. His most recent book, Insectopedia, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2010. He is currently completing an ethnography of stone.

jacob silverman, a freelance journalist, is a contributing editor for the Baffler and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, and many other publications. He is the author of Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection. His website is

ann laura stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies and director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry at The New School for Social Research. Her books include Imperial Debris: On Ruins and Ruination (2013) and Duress: Imperial Durabilities in Our Times, forthcoming from Duke University Press.

miriam ticktin is associate professor and chair of anthropology at the New School for Social Research. Her publications include the books Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France (2011) and In the Name of Humanity: The Government of Threat and Care (coeditor with Feldman, 2010).

rafi youatt is assistant professor of politics at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. His first book, Counting Species, examined the politics of global biodiversity and the changing modes of environmental governance that have worked in its name. [End Page 234]



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