James C. Scott is Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and is Director of the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University in Connecticut. His research concerns political economy, comparative agrarian societies, theories of hegemony and resistance, peasant politics, revolution, Southeast Asia, theories of class relations, and anarchism. He is currently teaching Agrarian Studies and Rebellion, Resistance and Repression. Recent publications include Decoding subaltern politics. Ideology, disguise, and resistance in agrarian politics (2012), Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play (2012), and The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (2009). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, Technology and Society Program at MIT, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.