Homi Bhabha

Homi Bhabha was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2021.

Professor Homi Bhabha is an Indian English scholar and critical theorist. He is a highly important figure in contemporary post-colonial studies and has developed a number of neologisms and concepts in the field, including hybridity, mimicry, difference, and ambivalence. Born in India, Professor Bhabha graduated with a B.A. from Elphinstone College at the University of Mumbai and later obtained an M.A., M.Phil., and D.Phil. in English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford University. He is a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award and the Padma Bhushan Award. He is currently a Professor of Humanities at Harvard and a Fellow of the British Academy.

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