Maya Jasanoff is the Coolidge Professor of History at Harvard University. She is the author of the prize-winning books Edge of Empire and Liberty’s Exiles, which received the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction and the George Washington Book Prize. Her 2017 book, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, has been hailed as “one of the most important books on colonialism to be written in our time.” A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Jasanoff won the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for Nonfiction. She is a frequent contributor to publications, including The New York Times, the Guardian, and the New York Review of Books.