Liza Weinstein is Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2009. Her research focuses on cities and globalization, urban political economy, the politics of informality, and state-civil society relations, with a regional focus on India. This work has appeared in journals, including Politics & Society, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and City & Community, and numerous edited volumes. Her forthcoming book, The Durable Slum: Dharavi and the Right to Stay Put in Globalizing Mumbai (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) examines the Indian state’s changing response to residential informality in the context of economic globalization and global city formation. Her new research is a comparative and historical study of forced evictions and slum demolitions in post-independence urban India.