Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History, Professor and Director of the International Studies Program at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. He is the author of a dozen books, including most recently The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (New York: The New Press, 2007; in paperback in 2008). Two of his previous books were chosen by the Village Voice as books of the year (Karma of Brown Folk, 2000; Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity, 2001). He is an editor or a contributing editor for Himal South Asia (Kathamandu, Nepal), Amerasia Journal (Los Angeles, CA), and Left History (Canada). He writes a regular column for Frontline (India), and occasionally for www.counterpunch.org. He is on the board of the Center for Third World Organizing (www.ctwo.org), United for a Fair Economy (www.faireconomy.org) and the National Priorities Project (www.nationalpriorities.org).