Andy Herod is Distinguished Research Professor of Geography at the University of Georgia, USA. He writes frequently upon issues of labour and globalisation. He is the author of several books, including Labor (2018, Polity Press), Geographies of Globalization: A Critical Introduction (2009, Wiley-Blackwell), and Labor Geographies: Workers and the Landscapes of Capitalism (2001, Guilford Press). He has edited/ co-edited several collections of essays, including Neoliberal Capitalism and Precarious Work: Ethnographies of Accommodation and Resistance (2016, Edward Elgar), Handbook of Employment and Society: Working Space (2010, Edward Elgar), and Organizing the Landscape: Geographical Perspectives on Labor Unionism (1998, University of Minnesota Press). In 2023 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He is a former local elected official, having served for fourteen years in the government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, as a County Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem (Chamber Leader).