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Pablo Mukherjee

Professor of Anglophone World-Literature


Pablo Mukherjee grew up in Kolkata, India, and has worked, studied and taught there and the UK. He teaches and researches on imperialism and colonialism, postcolonial theory and literatures, environmental humanities and world literatures. He has written five monographs – Crime and Empire (2003), Postcolonial Environments (2010), Natural Disasters and Victorian Imperial Cultures (2013), (with WReC) Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature (2015), and Final Frontiers: Science Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India (2020: Winner of SFRA Best Book Award, 2021). He has edited three collections of essays and journal special issues, and published a wide range of articles in scholarly journals. He co-edits (with Sharae Deckard) Palgrave Macmillan’s book series, New Comparisons in World Literature and serves on the editorial board of a number of leading journals and academic presses. He is currently developing a project on anti-colonial world literatures. Pablo is a keen cricketer who plays for his club in the Cherwell League and represents Oxfordshire’s Over-50’s side in the national county championship. He loves cinema, photography, art, theatre, coffee, music, travelling (not necessarily in that order) and is more than happy to have conversations about all of these things. He is particularly interested in exploring the role of arts and humanities in developing and sustaining awareness about climate change and looks forward to working with colleagues, students and citizens in Oxford to develop ideas and actions in this area.