Jonathan Gil Harris is descended from a long line of migrants on both sides of his family. Born in New Zealand and educated in England, Harris lived in the US for twenty-three years before moving to India. His day-job is as a professor of Shakespeare; he has written five books on English Renaissance drama and ideas of the foreign. He is also an avid follower of Hindi cinema; his articles on Bollywood and globalization have been published in the Hindustan Times. He now lives in Delhi, where he is Professor of English and Dean of Academic Affairs at Ashoka University.