Sumit Chakrabarti received his PhD in December, 2008 from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He was a Fellow and Visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies in the Department of British and Commonwealth Studies, University of Lodz, Poland, from February 2009 to February 2011. He was a United States, Department of State sponsored academic visitor at The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA from June to August, 2009. His book The Impact of the Postcolonial Theories of Edward Said, Gayatri Spivak, and Homi Bhabha on Western Thought: The Third-world Intellectual in the First-world Academy (New York: Edwin Mellen) was published in March 2011. He is a member of the Postcolonial Studies Association, UK, Indian Association for the Study of Australia, and member, Advisory Board of the journal "Piedra de Toque" edited by the Research Group on World Literatures (Grupo Investigador de Uteraturas en el Mundo) of the University of Los Andes (Merida-Venezuela). He has presented papers and attended conferences at various national and international venues including North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, University of Aberdeen, University of California at Berkeley, George Washington University, University of Warsaw, SOAS, University of London etc.