Eve Darian-Smith is professor and chair in Global Studies & International Studies, University of California Irvine. She is an interdisciplinary scholar engaging human rights, legal pluralism, (post)colonialism, sociolegal theory and ethnographic methods. She practiced corporate law in Melbourne before coming to the US to do a PhD in cultural anthropology. She is co-editor with Jon Goldberg-Hiller of a book series “Global and Insurgent Legalities” (Duke), and on editorial boards of 6 journals including Social & Legal Studies, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, and Beijing Law Review. She is also a former associate editor of the Law & Society Review and American Ethnologist.