João Biehl is Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University. He is the author of Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment (2005) and of Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival (2007). He is also co-edited the book Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations (2007). Vita garnered six book awards, including the 2007 Margaret Mead Award. Before joining the Princeton faculty in 2001, Biehl was a NIMH postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. He earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley (1999) and a Ph.D. in religion from the Graduate Theological Union (1996). He earned undergraduate degrees in theology and journalism and a master’s degree in philosophy from academic institutions in Brazil. Biehl was a member of the School of Social Science and of the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study and a visiting professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales. He has recently been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his next book project—The Valley of Lamentation: Spirituality and War in a German Community in 19th Century Brazil. Biehl is also the recipient of a Global Health and Infectious Disease grant of Princeton’s Grand Challenges Initiative. He is leading a new research and teaching project on the aftermath of large-scale drug rollouts in resource-poor settings in Latin America and Africa (with a focus on drug resistance and access to second-line treatments and on judicial claims to high-cost medicines). Professor Biehl received Princeton’s Presidential Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005.