Ian Desai

Visiting Assistant Professor of English and the Humanities

Ian received his doctorate in history from the University of Oxford, where his dissertation was entitled “Producing the Mahatma: Communication, Community, and Political Theatre Behind the Gandhi Phenomenon, 1893-1942.” He is at present writing a book on Gandhi’s library and the relationship between knowledge and social movements. Prior to joining the Society of Fellows, Ian taught South Asian history and literature at Yale University and Wesleyan University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago.