Ram Natarajan is an assistant professor of anthropology. He received a bachelor’s degree in the Writing Seminars and Latin American Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in Anthropology from New York University. His research and teaching focus on violence, memory, human rights, literature, and law. His current book project examines what it is to live with cruelty in the context of state violence in Argentina. His research has received funding from the Fulbright-Hays Program, the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Wenner-Gren Foundation.