Merje Kuus is a Professor of Geography at UBC. She is a political geographer whose work concentrates on geopolitics and policy processes in transnational settings. Her current research investigates geopolitical knowledge production inside modern bureaucracies, or what might be called political geographies of expertise. It blends insights from human geography, political science and international relations, anthropology, and political sociology to advance our understanding of knowledge and power in transnational regulatory institutions. Dr. Kuus has also written on state sovereignty, intellectuals of statecraft, identity discourses, and the idea of Europe. She is the author of Geopolitics and Expertise: Knowledge and Authority in European Diplomacy (Wiley Blackwell, 2014), Geopolitics Reframed: Security and Identity in Europe’s Eastern Enlargement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), and numerous articles in geographic, international relations, and European studies journals. Dr. Kuus also co-edited of the Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics (Ashgate, 2013). She is currently in the early stages of a multi-year project on transnational diplomacy. Dr. Kuus serves as a review editor of the journal Geopolitics and a co-editor of the book series Critical Geopolitics at Ashgate. She has been the recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship and the Killam Fellowship as well as individual research grants from the United States Institute of Peace, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, among other bodies.