English Department


Faculty: Siraj Ahmed


Siraj Ahmed (Assistant Professor, Department of English) received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Most recently, he was Chair of Comparative Literature and Transnational Studies at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of The Stillbirth of Capital: Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India (Stanford University Press, 2012), and of articles in The Postcolonial Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Representations, among other venues. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Mellon and the Whiting Foundations, the Huntington and the Clark Libraries, and the University of London Institutes of English and of Commonwealth Studies. He is currently at work on a book entitled Archaeology of Babel: Colonial Law and Critical Method.

Last modified: Apr 27, 2012

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