Ilan Kapoor is a Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. His teaching and research focus on critical development studies, postcolonial studies, participatory development, democracy, celebrity studies, and psychoanalytic theory. His geographic areas of interest include South Asia (especially India and Pakistan). He is the author of The Postcolonial Politics of Development (Routledge, 2008) and Celebrity Humanitarianism: The Ideology of Global Charity (Routledge, 2013). His new book is Confronting Desire: Psychoanalysis and International Development.
Keywords: Critical development studies; postcolonial studies/politics; participatory development; democracy; ideology critique; celebrity humanitarianism; psychoanalytic Marxism; India; Pakistan