We are delighted to announce the newest member of the Forum, Dr Shahidha Bari. She joins Dr Jonathan Birch, Dr Peter Dennis, and Dr Danielle Sands to become our fourth Fellow.

Shahidha is a Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, working at the intersection of philosophy and literature. As well as an accomplished academic, Shahidha has a great deal of experience working outside the confines of the Ivory Tower. For this work, she was awarded the Observer/Anthony Burgess Award for arts criticism in 2014, and named one of 10 ‘New Generation Thinkers‘ by the BBC in 2011. We are delighted to have her on board and are very excited about the events she already has lined up for our autumn programme. Watch this space…