John Comaroff is the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, and Honorary Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town. He is also a former president of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. His current research in post-apartheid South Africa is on crime, policing, and the workings of the state, on democracy and difference, on the nature of postcolonial politics and law, and on the political economy of culture/identity. Recent publications include, with Jean Comaroff, Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism (2000), Law and Disorder in the Postcolony (2006), and Ethnicity, Inc. (2009). Their current volume in preparation is Theory from the South, or How Euro-America is Evolving Toward Africa.