Ali Behdad

Ali Behdad is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Chair of Comparative Literature Department at UCLA. He is the author of Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution (Duke University Press, 1994), and A Forgetful Nation: On Immigration and Cultural Identity in the United States (Duke University Press, 2005). He has published numerous articles on Postcolonial Theory, immigration and nationalism, travel literature, and photography. He is currently working on a book on the history of photography in the Middle East tentatively titled Contact Vision: On Modernity and Photography in the Middle East.