Sauleha Kamal is an academic researcher, fiction writer & essayist with writing in The Atlantic, The Express Tribune, Postcolonial Text, Catapult, Herald, Dastarkhwan/Desi Delicacies (2021), Oxford University Press Anthology I’ll Find My Way, The Missing Slate and the Columbia Daily Spectator, among others. She was a writer-in-residence at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York in November and December 2019. Currently a PhD candidate and Overseas Research Fellow at the University of York. Her dissertation looks at the connections between the novel, empathy and human rights law and problematizes these connections in terms of the economic aims of the literary marketplace. She is specifically researching the modes of production of post-9/11 South Asian literature that falls under the world literature umbrella. Previously a faculty member at LUMS, she holds an MPhil (English: Criticism & Culture) from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Chevening & Cambridge Trust scholar, and a BA (Economics & Social History and English with a Creative Writing concentration) from Barnard College, Columbia University. She wishes she had attended the latter, years earlier, while Edward Said was still a professor there. She is fluent in English and Urdu-Hindi, understands Punjabi and hopes to improve her Arabic and maybe pick up Mandarin and Spanish someday. She also provides consulting services on projects related to International Development and South Asia. She was recently the Qualitative Lead on a project about Climate Change and Youth in South Asia with the British Council and Green Box. She has worked on geopolitical security and Track-II projects with the British High Commission and the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. She works with the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers and her organization SAGE to advance grassroots projects, and co-leads an initiative to help young people navigate the future of work. Find her interrogating ideas and making jokes on Twitter with iced coffee or Earl Grey tea (a new habit picked up living in England). Come say hi!