Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Distinguished Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California Santa Barbara. He specializes in globalization, development studies and cultural studies with a current focus on 21st century trends. He held the Pok Rafeah Distinguished Chair at Malaysia National University, 2014-15. He has been visiting professor in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Thailand. He is the author or editor of 25 books. Recent books are Coming home to the Global (2018), Multipolar Globalization: Emerging economies and Development (2018), Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange (third edition, 2015), Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions (second edition, 2010), Beyond the American bubble: Is there hope for Uncle Sam? (2008), Ethnicities and Global Multiculture (2007). He edits book series with Routledge (Emerging societies) and Palgrave MacMillan (Frontiers of Globalization).