Nivedita Majumdar is Professor of English at John Jay College, CUNY. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, Marxist theory, and cultural studies; she has published widely in these areas. She is the author of The World in a Grain of Sand: Postcolonial Literature and Radical Universalism (Verso, 2021), and The Other Side of Terror (Oxford University Press, 2012/2009). She sits on the national council of the AAUP, is member of the the Higher Education Programs and Policy Committee of the AFT, and has served as Secretary of PSC-CUNY from 2015 to 2021. She currently serves as Academic Director of CUNY's Faculty Fellowship Publication Program.