Siraj Ahmed is a professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center and of English and comparative Literature at Lehman College. He is the author of The Stillbirth of Capital: Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India (Stanford, 2012), Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities (Stanford, 2018), and essays in Critical Inquiry, Representations, Cultural Critique, and Postcolonial Studies, among other journals.