Sanjay Krishnan received his PhD from Columbia University, with a specialization in postcolonial literature and theory. He is currently working on how literary texts in Britain and Malaya depicted the cultural impact of colonial capitalism in the Malay Archipelago during the nineteenth century. Along these lines, he is generally interested in the forms of modern European colonial governance that took shape around the circuits of trade and commodity exchange rather than territorial control. In his work this has led to an exploration of the links between literature, economic history and political theory. His interests also include theories of globalization, critical theory, the novel, modernism, twentieth century British and world literature.