Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago (1994)
B.A., Pomona College (1989)
Vijay Prashad is the author of twenty books, including:
The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (University of California Press, 2016 and LeftWord, 2016).
- [edited with Karim Makdisi), Land of Blue Helmets: The UN in the Arab World (University of California Press, 2016).
No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism (LeftWord, 2015).
- [Editor] Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation (Verso, 2015).
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)
Prashad is a columnist for Frontline (India), Alternet, and BirGün. He can be read regularly in The Hindu (India) and in Himal (Nepal).
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).
He is the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books (New Delhi).