Jodi Melamed is associate professor of English and Africana Studies at Marquette University. She is the author of Represent and Destroy: Rationalizing Violence in the New Racial Capitalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and has published many articles and chapters in a wide array of journals and editions. She is a co-editor (with Jodi Byrd, Alyosha Goldstein, and Chandan Reddy) of a recent special volume of Social Text, “Economies of Dispossession: Indigeneity, Race, Capitalism” (Spring 2018). Melamed is the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships, and grants, including a Fulbright, a Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship, and grants from the American Studies Association, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation and the Wisconsin Humanities Council. She is currently at work on a new book project titled Dispossession by Administration: The Open Secret of Racial Capitalist Violence.