I am a lecturer in postcolonial and world literature at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. I am the author of Postcolonial Custodianship: Cultural and Literary Inheritance (Routledge 2014) and World Literature, Non-Synchronism and the Politics of Time (Palgrave 2020). My work has appeared in journals such as Interventions, Wasafiri, ariel, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, College Literature, New Formations and Historical Materialism. In 2019, I was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award and Vice-Chancellor’s Medal at LJMU.
I have guest-edited and contributed to a special issue of the journal New Formations on Rosa Luxemburg and the Postcolonial Condition (featuring contributions by Benita Parry, Stephen Morton, Peter Hudis and Paul LeBlanc among others), and authored works on Ernst Bloch, Daniel Bensaid, Frantz Fanon and Arundhati Roy in journals such as Historical Materialism, College Literature, Interventions, Wasafiri, ARIEL and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing. My first monograph, Postcolonial Custodianship: Cultural and Literary Inheritance (Routledge 2014) aims to rethink the figure of the postcolonial intellectual. I propose the term “custodianship” as an ethical subject able to go beyond both nativism and cultural appropriation. I am section editor of the journal Postcolonial Text and, with Deepika Bahri, co-editor of a project on South Asian literature for the Publications of the Modern Language Association.
Alongside research, I have been engaged in solidarity with migrants and refugees by organising activities on “Visa Stories: Experiences between Law and Migration” in collaboration with Kent Refugee Help in 2011-2013.
World Literature; Postcolonial Theory; Marxism; Critical Theory; Literature and Philosophy