Jasbir K. Puar is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of the award-winning books The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability (2017); and Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007), which is also translated into Spanish and French, with a Greek translation forthcoming, and re-issued as an expanded version for its 10th anniversary (2017). Her scholarly and mainstream writings have been translated into more than 15 languages. She is on the advisory board of numerous organizations, including USACBI and Disability Under Siege, a project focusing on disability in conflict zones. She is the 2019 Kessler awardee, given by the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies (CLAGS) to scholars and activists whose work has significantly impacted queer research and organizing.