Shahidha Bari is a lecturer in romanticism at Queen Mary University of London. She teaches literature, philosophy and visual culture. She features regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Saturday Review, and is a reviewer for the Financial Times, the TLS and Times Higher. Bari was selected as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker in 2011 and was the winner of The Observer Anthony Burgess Prize in 2014. She is writing a book on the poetics of dress.