Homi Bhabha, English, Harvard University

“On Global Memory: Thoughts on the Barbaric Transmission of Culture”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Photo of Homi Bhabha.
Friday, Apr 18, 2008 | 2:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

Homi K. Bhabha is Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and Language and Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard University. Considered one of the most important figures in postcolonial studies, Bhabha introduced the concepts of hybridity, mimicry, difference, and ambivalence to the field. Instead of seeing colonialism as locked in the past, Professor Bhabha shows how its histories and cultures constantly intrude on the present, demanding that we transform our understanding of cross-cultural relations.

Educated at the University of Bombay and the University of Oxford, Professor Bhabha is the author of The Location of CultureNation and NarrationEdward Said: Continuing the Conversation; and others. He has been profiled in such publications as NewsweekChicago MagazineThe Chronicle of Higher Education, and The New York Times, and has published widely in journals such as the Oxford Literary Review and Screen. He sits on the editorial board of October,Critical Inquiry, and New Formations, and is a regular contributor to Artforum.