Crystal Parikh is Associate Professor at New York University in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Department of English. She specializes in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and culture, with a focus on comparative race and ethnic studies, as well as ethical and political theory, and gender and sexuality, diaspora, and postcolonial studies. In addition to numerous articles, in 2009 Professor Parikh published An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literature and Culture, which won the Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary Studies. Her second monograph, Writing Human Rights, is forthcoming in 2017, and she has co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature with Daniel Y. Kim.