While it is indeed cliché to argue that every book is a collective effort, it is certainly the case where anthologies are concerned. In grateful acknowledgment of the collective process that has yielded this volume, we wish to thank the following people. Eric Zinner has been an exemplary editor, providing support for this volume throughout our time with it. Associate editor Lisha Nadkarni and editorial assistant Dolma Ombadykow have been attentive facilitators of the project as well. We would also like to express our gratitude to the anonymous readers for their careful and detailed engagement. Our deep and heartfelt thanks must go to our brilliant and impeccable research assistant, Sarah Buckner. It is not an exaggeration to say that we can honestly divide our experience with this volume in terms of “before” and “after” her engagement with it. Most of all we wish to thank our colleagues—­the contributors—­whose dedication and contributions have warmed and inspired us.