Rahul K Gairola, PhD (University of Washington, Seattle) is The Krishna Somers Lecturer in English & Postcolonial Literature and a Fellow of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. He is an author and/or co-editor of five books: Memory, Trauma, Asia: Oriental Affect in Contemporary Culture and Literature (Routledge, 2020), South Asian Digital Humanities: Postcolonial Mediations across Technology’s Cultural Canon (Routledge, 2020), Migration, Gender and Home Economics in Rural North India (Routledge, 2019), Homelandings: Postcolonial Diasporas and Transatlantic Belonging (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016), and Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics (Orient Blackswan, 2016). He has published widely on literary and cultural studies, diaspora and postcolonial studies, race and ethnicity studies, the digital humanities, comparative Asian studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. He has held grants and fellowships at the University of Washington, The School of Criticism & Theory at Cornell University, Humboldt University of Berlin, The MacMillan Center at Yale University, the German Academic Exchange (DAAD) at Leipzig University, and the University of Cambridge, where he served as the Washington Fellow at Pembroke College in 2003-2004. In addition to teaching in Western Australia, he has taught at the Indian Institute of Technology in Roorkee, India, and many American institutions including The City University of New York, the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, and Seattle University.