Diana R. Gordon writes about politics and criminal justice for academic and general audiences. Her books include, among others, The Justice Juggernaut: Fighting Crime, Controlling Citizens and Transformation and Trouble: Crime, Justice, and Participation in Democratic South Africa. She is professor emerita of political science and criminal justice of The City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Since her retirement, she has been writing scholarly and popular articles about recent Hispanic immigrants and their contributions to American life. Village of Immigrants is her first book about immigration. She lives in Greenport, New York.