Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. He specializes in globalization, development studies and cultural anthropology. He was previously at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and the University of Amsterdam. He holds a part time chair at Maastricht University. He currently focuses on new trends in twenty-first century globalization and the implications of economic crisis. He has been visiting professor in Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Thailand. He is on the editorial board of Clarity Press, the Journal of Global Studies and global-e, and is associate editor of the European Journal of Social Theory, Ethnicities, Third Text and the Journal of Social Affairs. He edits a book series on emerging societies (Routledge) and new trends in globalization (Palgrave Macmillan). Publications include Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange (Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2009, third revised edition 2015); Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions (London, Sage and TCS books, 2001; second revised edition 2010); Global Futures: Shaping Globalization (London and New York, Zed Books, 2000). His forthcoming book, China’s Contingencies and Globalization (London, Routledge), is coedited by Changgang Guo and Debin Liu.