Elizabeth A. Povinelli is Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of three books, Labor's Lot (Chicago, 1994), The Cunning of Recognition (Duke, 2002), and The Empire of Love (Duke, 2006). Povinelli's writing has focused on developing a critical theory of late liberalism. This critical task is grounded in theories of the translation, transfiguration and the circulation of values, materialities, and socialities within settler liberalisms.