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Vijay Prashad
George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2518 Office Location: McCook 320
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Trinity College faculty member since 1996
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Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago (1994)
B.A., Pomona College (1989)

Vijay Prashad is the author of fifteen books, most recently:

  • Arab Spring, Libyan Winter (AK Press and LeftWord, April 2012). Review from Publishers Weekly.
  • Uncle Swami: Being South Asian in America (The New Press, June 2012). Review from Publishers Weekly.

In the Winter of 2012-13 he will publish:

His forthcoming edited books, in a special Dispatches series he edits for LeftWord Books, include:

  • [co-edited with Qalandar Bux Memon and Madiha Tahir] Dispatches from Pakistan (LeftWord, 2012).
  • [co-edited with Paul Amar] Dispatches from the Arab Revolt (LeftWord, 2012).

Prashad writes regularly in the media: as a columnist for Frontline magazine (Chennai, India), a contributing editor for Himal South Asia (Kathmandu, Nepal), a contributing editor for Bol (Lahore, Pakistan), a fortnightly contributor to Asia Times, an occasional correspondent for al-Akhbar (Beirut, Lebanon) and a regular contributor to Counterpunch.

He is also the author of The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (The New Press, paperback 2008), which was chosen as the best nonfiction book of 2008 by the Asian American Writers' Workshop and which won the 2009 Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize; and of two books chosen by the Village Voice as books of the year, Karma of Brown Folk (2000) and Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity (2001).