Since receiving his doctorate from the University of British Columbia in 1999, Mark B. Salter taught for three years at the American University in Cairo before taking his current position. In 2008, he will be a Visiting Scholar at the Centre of International Studies and a Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. Salter is editor of Politics at the Airport (2008) and co-editor with Elia Zureik of Global Policing and Surveillance: borders, security identity (2005) – both of which stemmed from workshops held under the aegis of the Surveillance Project. He is author of Rights of Passage: the passport in international relations (2003), Barbarians and Civilization in International Relations (2002) (also published in Chinese) and articles in: International Political Sociology, Alternatives, Security Dialogue, International Studies Perspectives, the Journal of Air Transport Management, and the Journal of Transportation Security. Last year, he was the recipient of a National Capital Educator’s Award and the 2006-2007 Excellence in Education Prize at the University of Ottawa.