Aijaz Ahmad is a Marxist philosopher, literary theorist and political commentator. He is currently the Chancellor's Professor at the UC Irvine School of Humanities' Department of Comparative Literature. Before joining UC Irvine in 2017, he was professorial fellow at the Centre of Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi and Visiting Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto. He has published and lectured widely around the world. Aside from numerous essays in national and international journals, his publications include In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures (Verso, 1992; Oxford University Press, 1994), and Ghazals of Ghalib (Columbia University Press, 1971; Oxford University Press, 1994).