|Patrick Anderson is a professor in the departments of Communication and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of So Much Wasted: Hunger, Performance, and the Morbidity of Resistance (Duke 2010) and Autobiography of a Disease (Routledge 2017), and the co-editor (with Jisha Menon) of Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict (Palgrave 2009). With Nicholas Ridout, he co-edits the “Performance Works” book series at Northwestern University Press. He has served as Director of the Critical Gender Studies program and founding facilitator for the Social Justice Practicum at UC San Diego, as Vice President of the American Society for Theatre Research, as chair of the Editorial Board for the University of California Press, and as a Commissioner on the San Diego Commission on Police Practices. Anderson holds a PhD in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley; an MA in Communication and Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a BS in Performance Studies and Anthropology from Northwestern University. In 2020, he completed his End-of-Life Doula certification at the University of Vermont.