A small-time academic in a big public university in Southwestern United States, aka, a worker in the theory industry. A PhD student in Literature, can also pass as an “academic proletariat.” Intellectual flaneur. Fashionably political. Judgemental. Hyper-critical.Unable to read a text, or see a film, or appreciate a painting without pointing out how social history works in there or how “ideologically problematic” it happens to be. Doesn’t much believe in the autonomy of aesthetics, language or artistic forms. Neither does believe in the separation of the "political", "aesthetic" and "personal."But does tend to believe form defines content. Likes to hang out in hole-in-the-wall cafes when in US and avoids cafes (other than Indian Coffee House) when in India. Gender: Female Born and Raised in: Kolkata, India.