Suman Gupta is Professor of Literature and Cultural History at the Open University. He has coordinated several international collaborative projects with partners in China, India, Iran, Nigeria, Morocco, South Africa, Bulgaria, Romania, and the USA. He has held visiting positions at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK; CRASSH, University of Cambridge, UK; Harry Ransom Centre, University of Texas at Austin, USA; Institute of World Literature, Peking University, China; English Department, University of Delhi, India; State University of Campinas, Brazil. He is Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University, UK. Recent books include: The Theory and Reality of Democracy: A Case Study in Iraq (2006); Social Constructionist Identity Politics and Literary Studies (2007); Globalization and Literature (2009); Imagining Iraq: English Literature and the Invasion of Iraq (2011); Contemporary Literature: The Basics (2012); Consumable Texts in Contemporary India (2015); Philology and Global English Studies (2015); Reconsidering English Studies in India (2015, co-authored with Allen, Chattarji and Chaudhuri). A co-edited volume Academic Labour, Unemployment and Global Higher Education (2016, with Habjan and Tutek) is forthcoming.