Duncan McCargo is Visiting Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, Professor of Political Science at the University of Leeds, and a Senior Research Affiliate at Columbia’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute. He teaches alternate semesters at Columbia and Leeds. His books include Politics and the Press in Thailand (Routledge 2000), Media and Politics in Pacific Asia (Routledge 2003), The Thaksinization of Thailand (co-authored, NIAS 2005), Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand (Cornell 2008) (which won the inaugural 2009 Bernard Schwartz Book Prize from the Asia Society), and most recently Mapping National Anxieties: Thailand’s Southern Conflict (NIAS 2012). McCargo held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2011-14) to work on politics and justice in Thailand, in the course of which he attended a number of important freedom of expression trials. He is now completing a book on these issues for Cornell University Press.