Peter Evans is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Senior Fellow in International Studies at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He has been involved for several decades in research, writing, and teaching on the comparative political economy of development, with particular attention to the case of Brazil. During the last twenty years, his work has focused on transnational social movements, especially the global labor movement. His books include Embedded Autonomy: States and industrial Transformation, State-Society Synergy: Government and Social Capital in Development, and Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability. He has taught at Oxford University, Brown University, the University of New Mexico, Universidade de Brasília, and Kivukoni College in Tanzania. He holds a PhD in sociology from Harvard University.