Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago (1994)
B.A., Pomona College (1989)
Vijay Prashad is the author of sixteen books, including:
The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South
(Verso and LeftWord, 2013). Editions in Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish, South Korean and Turkish.
The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (The New Press and LeftWord, 2007). Editions in Arabic, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Turkish.
Arab Spring, Libyan Winter (AK Press and LeftWord, April 2012). Edition in Turkish.
Uncle Swami: Being South Asian in America (The New Press and HarperCollins, June 2012).
He edits the Dispatches
series of books for LeftWord Books:
- Dispatches from Pakistan (LeftWord, 2012 and Minnesota, 2014).
- Dispatches from the Arab Spring (LeftWord, 2012 and Minnesota, 2013).
- Dispatches from Latin America (LeftWord, 2006 and South End Press, 2006).
His forthcoming books:
- No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism (out in late 2014 from LeftWord Books)
- [edited] Letters to Palestine. Writers Respond to War and Occupation (Verso, 2014: http://www.versobooks.com/books/1825-letters-to-palestine)
- [edited with Karim Makdisi), Land of Blue Helmets: The UN in the Arab World (University of California Press, 2015).
Prashad is a columnist for Frontline (India), a regular contributor to The Hindu (India) and a contributing editor for Himal South Asia (Nepal) and for Bol (Pakistan). His writing can be read monthly in the Turkish magazine Mesele.
He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon).