Dr. Andy Clarno is Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on the relationship between racism, colonialism, capitalism, and empire in the early 21st century. He is the author of Neoliberal Apartheid (University of Chicago Press 2017), which traces the impact of neoliberalism on the political transitions in South Africa and Palestine/Israel over the last 25 years and highlights the relationship between racialized poverty and militarized policing. Andy serves on the editorial board of Middle East Report and the steering committee of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. He is also coordinator of the Policing in Chicago Research Group, a team of faculty and graduate students at UIC that provides research support to social movements confronting racialized policing.