Homi K. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of English and American Literature and chair of the Program in History and Literature at Harvard University. He is the author of The Location of Culture (Routledge, 1994) and editor of the essay collection Nation and Narration (Routledge, 1990).
At the Radcliffe Institute, Bhabha will finish his book titled “A Global Measure,” which explores the cultural, ethical, and aesthetic claims that accompany the desire for global progress in an intercultural context. He is interested in the ways in which writers, philosophers, and psychoanalysts conceive of transitional states of being and meaning where the ends and outcomes may be contingent and obscure, but historical events and moral judgments require some form of narrative closure.
Bhabha serves on the editorial board of Critical Inquiry and October and is a regular contributor to Artforum. He has delivered the Amnesty Rights Lecture at Oxford University, the Wellek Library Lectures at the Critical Theory Institute of the University of California at Irvine (2001), the inauguration lecture of the Democracy Unrealized platform of Documenta 11 in Berlin (2002), and the Clarendon Lectures at Oxford University. Profiled in such publications as Newsweek, Chicago magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The New York Times, Bhabha has also served as faculty advisor for the World Economic Forum in Davos.