James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology. He previously taught for many years at the University of California, Irvine. His major publications include The Anti-politics Machine: "Development", Depoliticization, and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho (Cambridge UP, 1990); Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt (U.
Ana Raquel Minian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). Her book, Undocumented Lives: The Untold History of Mexican Migration will come out in March 2018. Her work has also been published in American Quarterly and the Journal of American History. She is currently working on a new book project on the growth of the Latina/o population in the United States.