Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Chancellor's Professor Emerita, Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley. She is the author of award winning ethnographies, Death Without Weeping (UC Press), Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics (UC Press, 3rd Ed.), and several edited volumes including Commodifying Bodies (UK Sage) with Loic Wacquant, Violence in War and Peace (Wiley-Blackwell) with Philippe Bourgois, and Violence at the Urban Margins (Oxford University Press) with J. Auyero and P. Bourgois. She has taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as well as in Paris (EHESS), the University of Cape Town (South Africa), Utrecht University, University of Salvador, Bahia, FLASCO (Argentina), the American University in Cairo, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, among others. She is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim award, the Margaret Mead Prize, UK Wellcome Trust Medal, the AAA Award for public policy, and the J. I. Staley Prize, School of Advanced Study, Santa Fe.