First in the NEW Gender Studies Now Series! Neferti X. M. Tadiar is a feminist scholar of Philippine culture and global political economy and Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of the books, Things Fall Away: Philippine Historical Experience and the Makings of Globalization (2009) and Fantasy-Production: Sexual Economies and Other Philippine Consequences for the New World Order (2004). Her most recent books are: Remaindered Life (Duke University Press, 2022), an extended meditation on the disposability and surplus of life-making under contemporary conditions of global empire, and Life-times of Becoming-Human (Everything's Fine Press, 2022), a treatise on life expenditure and global humanity. Tadiar is founding Director of the Alfredo F. Tadiar Library and PUÓN Books, Arts, Design in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines.