Gurminder K Bhambra is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Theory Centre at the University of Warwick. Her research interests are in the area of historical sociology and contemporary social theory and she is also interested in the intersection of the social sciences with recent work in postcolonial and decolonial studies. She is author of Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination (2007) which won the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for best first book in sociology in 2008. She has co-edited three collections, Silencing Human Rights (with Robbie Shilliam, Palgrave, 2009); 1968 in Retrospect (with Ipek Demir, Palgrave, 2009); and African Athena (with Daniel Orrells and Tessa Roynon, OUP, 2011). Her book, Connected Sociologies, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic.