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Siraj Ahmed


Siraj Ahmed

Carman Hall 398
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 B.A., University of Pennsylvania
A.M., Ph.D., Columbia University


Siraj Ahmed received his B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He is the author of The Stillbirth of Capital: Enlightenment Writing and Colonial India (Stanford University Press, 2012). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Critical Inquiry, Representations, MLQ, Cultural Critique, Nineteenth-Century Literature, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and The Postcolonial Enlightenment (Oxford University Press, 2009), among other publications. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon and the Whiting Foundations, the Huntington and the Clark Libraries, and the University of London Institutes of English and of Commonwealth Studies. He recently received the Modern Languages Association of America's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for his The Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities (Stanford University Press, 2018).