Maya Jasanoff is the X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor of the Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. She is the author of the prize-winning books Edge of Empire, Liberty’s Exiles, and The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World. A Guggenheim Fellow, Jasanoff won the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for nonfiction and is a frequent contributor to publications including The New Yorker and the Guardian. She is chair of judges for the 2021 Booker Prize.