Welcome to my website. I am the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, and Professor of Comparative Literature, at Stanford University. I am also the founding editor of the e-journal, Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities and a Contributing Editor for The Los Angeles Review of Books. I blog for Truthout‘s Public Intellectual Project, as well as for The Huffington Post, Salon, Al Jazeera, OpenDemocracy, The Nation and other venues. I am on the HASTAC Steering Committee and the Academic Steering and Advocacy Committee for the Open Library of Humanities. I also founded and direct the Teaching Human Rights Collaboratory.