Paula Chakravartty is Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication (MCC), and the Gallatin School, at New York University. Her publications include Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime (with Denise Ferreira da Silva, Johns Hopkins Press, 2013), Media Policy and Globalization (with Katharine Sarikakis, University of Edinburgh Press and Palgrave, 2006), Global Communications: Towards a Transcultural Political Economy, (with Yuezhi Zhao, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). She is the co-editor of a recent special issue on “Infrastructures of Empire” in Media, Culture and Society (2016). She has worked with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) on Media Activism and the New Political in the Inter-Asia program since 2013. She also works with labor and migrant workers organizations based in New York.