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Maya Jasanoff is Coolidge Professor of history at Harvard University. Her first book, <i>Edge of Empire</i>, was awarded the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and was a book of the year selection in numerous publications including the <i>Economist</i>, <i>Guardian</i> and <i>Sunday Times</i>. Her second, <i>Liberty’s Exiles</i> was shortlisted for the 2011 Samuel Johnson Prize (now Baillie Gifford). Her third book, <i>The Dawn Watch</i>, won the 2018 Cundill Prize –the richest non-fiction historical literature prize in the world – and was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize.

A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Jasanoff won the prestigious 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for Non-Fiction. Her essays and reviews appear frequently in publications including <i>The Guardian</i>, the <i>New York Times</i>, and the <i>New York Review of Books</i>.