Dr. Homi Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English, the Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and the Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost at Harvard University. Bhabha is one of the most distinguished cultural theorists of the postcolonial and diasporic experience and has developed a number of the field’s neologisms and key concepts, such as hybridity, mimicry, ambivalence and mimicry. According to Bhabha’s theory, such terms describe ways in which colonized people have resisted the power of the colonizer. He is the author of numerous works exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, and cosmopolitanism, among other themes.
In 2012, he received the Padma Bhushan award in the field of literature and education from the Government of India.
Cultural theorist and Professor of the Humanitites, Harvard University, engaged contemporary artist Jitish Kallat in a conversation following the opening of Kallat’s show ‘Covering Letter.’ ‘Covering Letter’ reflected a letter of correspondence that Gandhi sent to Hitler in 1939 urging…MORE DETAILS
Dr. Homi Bhabha, Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities Harvard University, is one of the most distinguished cultural theorists of the postcolonial and diasporic experience, rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation. He is the author of numerous works exploring…MORE DETAILS