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Maya Jasanoff is currently an associate professor of history at Harvard University. Her first book, "Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture and Conquest in the East, 1750–1850," was awarded the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and was a book of the year selection in numerous publications, including The Economist, The Guardian and The Sunday Times of London. She was a fellow of the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center, the New York Public Library and the American Council of Learned Societies and has contributed essays to the London Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine and The New York Review of Books. Her latest work is "Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World" (Knopf).