Leela Gandhi is the John Hawkes Professor of Humanities and English at Brown University. She received her D.Phil and M.Phil from the University of Oxford, and has previously taught at the University of Delhi and La Trobe University. She has held visiting professorships in Australia, Denmark, India, Italy and Iran. Her publications include Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction (1998), the co-authored, England Through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth Century Fiction (2001), Measures of Home (2000), Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin de Siècle Radicalism, and the Politics of Friendship (2006). She is currently working on a book length study about the confluence of democracy and ethics at the scene of early twentieth-century anti-colonialism and anti-fascism. She is a founding coeditor of the journal Postcolonial Studies, and serves on the editorial board of Postcolonial Text.