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Professor Rob Nixon holds the Rachel Carson Professorship in English and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Ph.D. from ColumbiaUniversityand is the author of four books: London Calling. V. S. Naipaul, Postcolonial Mandarin (Oxford); Homelands, Harlem and Hollywood. South African Culture and the World Beyond (Routledge); Dreambirds: the Natural History of a Fantasy (Picador); and Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (Harvard University Press 2011). Slow Violence was awarded an international prize for the best work of interdisciplinary humanities scholarship published in 2011 and also received, from the International Studies Association, the prize for the best book in the field of international environmental studies. Professor Nixon is a frequent contributor to the New York Times. He has published over hundred journal articles, essays, and book chapters, with a particular emphasis on postcolonial, environmental justice, and African studies.