Siraj Ahmed

Associate Professor of English

Lehman College, City University of New York

Siraj Ahmed (Associate Professor, Department of English; Director, Program in Comparative Literature) 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. He is the author of The Stillbirth of Capital: Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India (Stanford University Press, 2012). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Critical Inquiry, Representations, MLQ, Cultural Critique, Nineteenth-Century Literature, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and The Postcolonial Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, 2009), among other publications. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for 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 writing Archaeology of Babel: Comparative Literature, Critical Method, Colonial Law.