Andrew Ross is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and a member of the Gulf Labor Coalition. His writings on labor, the urban environment, and the organization of work have appeared in The New York Times, Artforum, The Nation, Newsweek and The Village Voice. Making use of social theory as well as ethnography, his writing questions the human and environmental cost of economic growth. As a harsh critic of labor conditions in Abu Dhabi, he has been denied entrance to the United Arab Emirates. Recent publications include Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal (OR Books, 2014);The Exorcist and the Machines (Kassel, Documenta, 2012); Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City (Oxford University Press, 2011) andNice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times (NYU Press, 2009).