Welcome to our literary salon, where we ask a leading member of the profession about their life in the subject and the subject in their life, exploring their career, work, ideas and thoughts for the future in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.

Priyamvada Gopal is a public intellectual and teaches colonial and postcolonial literature and theory at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is Insurgent Empire (2019) and she publishes and presents widely in the national and international media.  She has taken part in a number of national and academic debates in public, over the legacy of Empire, decolonising the curriculum and on issues of race and racism. Her twitter handle is @PriyamvadaGopal. She will be interviewed by researcher and writer Sauleha Kamal, who is currently a PhD candidate working on a project on the post-9/11 South Asian novel in the context of human rights and politics and tweets at @Sauliloquy1.