Tianna Paschel is assistant professor of African American Studies at the University of California – Berkeley. Previously, she served as the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Her research centers on understanding the relationship between racial inequality, politics, and globalization in the Americas. She is the author of the award-winning book, Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil, which draws on ethnographic and archival methods to explore the shift in the 1990s from ideas of unmarked universal citizenship to multicultural citizenship regimes and the recognition of specific rights for black populations by Latin American states. Her work can also be found in the American Journal of Sociology, the Du Bois Review, SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. Dr. Paschel is a Ford Fellow, a member of the American Political Science Association Task Force on Race and Class Inequality and has worked for over a decade in solidarity with Afro-Colombian struggles through the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network (ACSN), Group of Academics and Intellectuals in Defense of the Colombian Pacific (GAIDEPAC) and the Network of Anti-Racist Research and Action (RAIAR).