Judith Teichman is Professor of Political Science and International Development Studies. She is the author of four books and one co-authored book on politics and development in the global south and Latin America. Her most recent book, Social Forces and States: Poverty and Distributional Outcomes in South Korea, Chile and Mexico, was published by Stanford University Press in 2012. She has also published over 40 articles on the politics of development in the global south and Latin America. Her work has appeared in such scholarly journals as International Political Science Review, World Development, Global Governance, Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Third World Quarterly, Studies in Comparative International Development and Mexican Studies. She is a former editor of The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean, former Consultant to the U.S. Library of Congress and contributing editor to the library’s collection on the political economy of Mexico, and a former member of the Academic Advisory Council on International Trade, Government of Canada.