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Homi K. Bhabha

Homi K. Bhabha

Interweaving Performance Cultures

Advisory Board Member

Homi K. Bhabha is Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, Department of English, Harvard University; Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard; and Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at University College, London. His book Location of Culture has recently been reprinted as a Routledge Classic and has been translated into Korean, Spanish, Italian, Slovenian, German, Arabic, and Portuguese. Most recently, he completed the introduction to a new translation of Franz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth.

Recently, he delivered the Presidential Lecture at Freie Universität Berlin, “Globalization and Cultural Identity”, as well as keynotes at the “State of the World” forum at the Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon); Scope II: Sites and Sounds-Narrating Heritage, co-sponsored by three Austrian ministries (Vienna); the Goethe Institute meeting of all directors of its international Goethe Institutes; and for the Volkswagen Foundation “Boundaries: Differences. Passages—Passages: Approaches in the Contested Fields of Inter- and Transcultural Communication” conference (Dresden). Previously, he gave the keynote addresses for the Colloquium on Research and Higher Education organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Beckman Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley and the Presidential Lectures at Stanford University. Also, he has served twice as a Faculty Advisor to the DAVOS World Economic Forum. Newsweek named him one of “100 Americans for the Next Century.”

Educated at the University of Bombay and the University of Oxford, Bhabha advises key arts institutions which include the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, the Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has published widely in journals including New Formations, October, Oxford Literary Review and Screen. He sits on the editorial board of, amongst others, October, Critical Inquiry, and New Formations, and is a regular contributor to Artforum. Bhabha is currently at work on A Measure of Dwelling, a theory of vernacular cosmopolitanism forthcoming from Harvard University Press and The Right to Narrate, forthcoming from Columbia University Press.

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