Biography: 
Kanishka Chowdhury is professor of English and director of the American Culture and Difference Program at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in human rights discourse, postcolonial studies, and cultural theory. He is the author of The New India: Citizenship, Subjectivity, and Economic Liberalization and pieces in journals such as College Literature , Cultural Critique, Mediations, Modern Fiction Studies, Postcolonial Text, and Science & Society.