Clarissa Rile Hayward is Professor of Political Science at Washington University in Saint Louis. Her research focuses on theories of power, democratic theory, theories of identity, and American urban politics. Her 2013 book, How Americans Make Race: Stories, Institutions, Spaces (Cambridge University Press), was co-winner of the American Political Science Association’s prize for the Best Book in Urban Politics. Hayward is also author of De-Facing Power (Cambridge University Press 2000), and she has published many articles in edited volumes and in journals, such as the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, and Political Theory. Her research has been supported by the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, and Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. She previously served as co-editor of Political Research Quarterly.