John Borneman is a professor of anthropology at Princeton University and one of the founding editors of P-ROK: Princeton Report on Knowledge. He has conducted fieldwork in Germany, Central Europe, Lebanon, and Syria. His interests include the symbolic forms of political identification, the relation of the state to everyday life, forms of justice and accountability, and regime change. He has written widely on kinship, sexuality, nationality, and political form, with an ethnographic focus on Germany and Lebanon. A prolific author, his recent publications include Political Crime and the Memory of Loss (2011), Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth (with Abdellah Hammoudi, 2009), and The Case of Ariel Sharon and the Fate of Universal Jurisdiction (2004). At Princeton, Borneman teaches courses on culture and international order; the anthropology of memory; and money, sex, and cultural diversity. He is currently working on a project on the therapeutic and legal treatment of incest and the sexual abuse of children in Berlin, Germany. Ph.D. Harvard University.
Miguel Angel Centeno is the Musgrave Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University. His latest publications are Global Capitalism (2010), Discrimination in an Unequal World (2010), and State and Nation Making in the Iberian World (2013). War and Society will be published by Polity in 2015. Through the Mapping Globalization project, he has worked on improving the quantitative scholarship available on globalization. He is one of the founders of the Princeton Network on State Building in the Developing World, and this will produce an edited volume and several articles by 2015. He is the founder of the Research Community on Global Systemic Risk funded by PIIRS from 2013-16 http://www.princeton.edu/piirs/research-communities/global-systemic-risk/index.xml. Ph.D. Yale University.
Linda Colley is Shelby M.C.Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton and a Fellow of the British Academy. She is the author of six books, including Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837, Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, 1600-1850, The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in Global History, and - this year - Acts of Union and Disunion, based on fifteen lectures delivered on BBC Radio. Her current work is on the global spread of written constitutions in the long 19th century and its meanings. Ph.D. Cambridge University.
Christina Davis is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her research interests include international political economy, the politics and foreign policy of Japan and the European Union, and the study of international organizations. She is the author of Food Fights Over Free Trade: How International Institutions Promote Agricultural Trade Liberalization (2003), and Why Adjudicate? Enforcing Trade Rules in the WTO ( 2012). Her research has been published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics, International Security, and World Politics. Ph.D. Harvard University.
Michael A. Reynolds is Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies and also affiliated with the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. His areas of interest include Ottoman and Russian-Soviet history as well as Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, and Islamic mysticism . He is the author of Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires , 1908-1918 (2011). Ph.D. Princeton University.
Deborah Yashar is Professor of Politics and International Affairs. She is also co-director of the Project on Democracy and Development. Her research focuses on the intersection of democracy and citizenship, the relationship between citizenship regimes, local autonomy, and ethnic politics; collective action and contentious politics; interest representation and party systems; and globalization. She is the author of two books: Demanding Democracy: Reform and Reaction in Costa Rica and Guatemala (1997) and Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge (2005). She is currently writing a book, tentatively entitled Violence, Citizenship, and Public Security in Post-Authoritarian Latin America. Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley.