The Contributors

SUSAN M. AKRAM is a clinical professor at the Boston University School of Law, teaching immigration law, comprehensive refugee law, and international human rights law, and supervising students in BU's asylum and human rights program. She speaks and publishes in the fields of immigration law, refugee law, and human rights.

ALEXIA BLOCH is associate professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Her research has focused on indigenous peoples and the nation-state, the politics of memory, and most recently labor migration into and out of the former Soviet Union.

LEO R. CHAVEZ is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. His research examines the integration of immigrants into society, medical anthropology, media spectacles, and issues of citizenship.

CHRISTOPHER DOLE is assistant professor of anthropology at Amherst College, where he teaches courses on medical anthropology, psychiatry and politics, global health, healing, and the Middle East. He is completing a book on the politics of healing and secular aesthetics in Turkey and is currently conducting research on global humanitarian psychiatry in Turkey.

TRICIA GABANY-GUERRERO is assistant professor of anthropology at California State University, Fullerton. Her research focuses on migration, ethnohistory, and archaeological research relating to Mexico, with a particular emphasis on U.S.-Mexico borderlands at Ciudad Juárez-El Paso and the Purhepecha region of Central-West Mexico in Michoacán.

SCOTT HARDING is associate professor of community organization in the School of Social work at the University of Connecticut. He is associate editor of the Journal of Community Practice. he has written on community organizing and labor uions, and on social development and the war in Iraq.

JULIA MEREDITH HESS is a social research scientist at the Prevention Research Center of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is author of Immigrant Ambassadors: Citizenship and Belonging in the Tibetan Diaspora (2010).

JOSIAH MCC. HEYMAN is professor of anthropology and chair of the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is author or editor of three books and more than fifty articles, book chapters, and essays on borders, state bureaucracies, migration, power, and anthropological theory.

KEVIN R. JOHNSON is dean of the University of California Davis School of Law. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, he has written extensively on issues of immigration and civil rights and is one of the editors of the ImmigrationProf blog.

KATHRYN LIBAL is assistant professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut. She has written on women's and children's rights movements and social welfare, especially in Turkey, and on social development and the war in Iraq.

SAMUEL MARTÍNEZ is associate professor of anthropology and Caribbean and Latin American studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He is the author of two ethnographic monographs and several peer-reviewed articles on the migration and labor and minority rights of Haitian nationals and people of Haitian ancestry in the Dominican Republic.

DOUGLAS S. MASSEY is Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. The current president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and a past president of the American Sociological Association, he is the author or editor of many books on migration, urban sociology, and education, including New Faces in New Places: The New Geography of American Immigration.

CAROLE NAGENGAST is a professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico. A former chair of the board of directors for Amnesty International USA, she is co-editor (with Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez) of Human Rights: The Scholar as Activist (2004).

NANCY A. NAPLES is a professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of many books, including Grassroots Warriors: Activist Mothering, Community Work, and the War on Poverty (1998) and Feminism and Method: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Activist Scholarship (2003). Most recently, she is co-editor (with Salvador Vidal-Ortiz) of Lionel Cantú's The Sexuality of Migration: Border Crossing and Mexican Immigrant Men (2009).

MARÍA TERESA RESTREPO-RUÍZ is an independent scholar who currently works at the Connecticut Coalition against Domestic Violence as its cultural diversity outreach program coordinator. She holds a master’s degree in international studies with an emphasis in Latin American from the University of Connecticut. She worked for several years in Colombia with leading women’s human rights organizations and was the project coordinator for the Bogotá chapter of Ruta Pacífica de las Mujeres.

J.C. SALYER is the staff attorney for the Arab-American Family Support Center in Brooklyn, New York, and is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the Graduate Center of City University of New York.