Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian history and the Director of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He is the author of eleven books, including two that were chosen by the Village Voice as the top 25 books of the year, Karma of Brown Folk (2000) and Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity (2001). His most recent book, The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (New Press, 2008) won the Muzaffar Ahmad Book Award of 2009. He is Vice Chair of the Board of the National Priorities Project, and an active participant in the United National Anti-War Committee.