Chandan Reddy is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Washington, and the author of, most recently, Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State (2011). He’s written about the global city, racialized and gendered undocumented workers and the legislation of sexual minority "rights" under international human rights standards in the journal Social Text for a special issue on New Queer Studies edited by Judith Halberstam, Jose Munoz, and David Eng.