Phillip M. Ayoub is Assistant Professor of Politics at Drexel University. His research bridges insights from international relations and comparative politics, engaging with literature on transnational politics, sexuality and gender, norm diffusion, and the study of social movements. He received the biennial 2013-2014 award for the best dissertation from the European Union Studies Association, as well as the 2014 Kenneth Sherrill Award for the best dissertation in the field of sexuality and politics, and the 2014 award for the best dissertation in the field of human rights from sections of the American Political Science Association. His articles have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, the European Journal of International Relations, Mobilization, the European Political Science Review, the Journal of Human Rights, and Social Movement Studies, among others.
Andrew Selee became President of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a think tank focused on migration processes and policies around the world, in August 2017. MPI is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Brussels and New York. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, as the Center’s Vice President, and as the founding Director of the Center’s Mexico Institute. In 2017 he was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to finish the book Vanishing Frontiers, which will be published by PublicAffairs/Hachette in June 2018. His previous books include What Should Think Tanks Do? A Strategic Guide to Policy Impact (Stanford University Press, 2013), The Politics of Partnership: The United States and Mexico (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013, edited with Peter H. Smith), Decentralization, Democratization, and Informal Power (Penn State University Press, 2011), Mexico’s Democratic Challenges (Stanford University Press, 2010, edited with Jacqueline Peschard), and Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003, edited with Philip Oxhorn and Joseph Tulchin). Selee holds a PhD in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland, and he taught courses from 2006 to 2016 at both Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University.
Pamela Klassen is Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. She currently holds the Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation, in support of a five-year collaborative project entitled “Religion and Public Memory in Multicultural Societies,” undertaken together with Prof. Dr. Monique Scheer of the University of Tübingen. Her writings include: Blessed Events: Religion and Home Birth in America (Princeton UP, 2001) and Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity (University of California Press, 2011). She has two books forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press: The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary’s Journey on Indigenous Land, and Ekklesia: Three Inquiries in Church and State, co-authored with Paul Christopher Johnson and Winnifred Fallers Sullivan.