Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
Aamir Mufti is interested in understanding a range of forms of inequality in the contemporary world and how they impede the possibilities for historically autonomous action by social collectivities in the South. His work also explores the possibilities of critical knowledge of these societies within the dominant practices of the modern humanistic disciplines. Mufti has a Ph.D. in literature from Columbia University and was trained in Anthropology at Columbia, the London School of Economics, and Hamilton College. His publications include the books Forget English! Orientalisms and World Literatures (2016, Harvard University Press) and Enlightenment in the Colony: The Jewish Question and the Crisis of Postcolonial Culture (2007, Princeton University Press).