Preti Taneja is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Shakespeare at Queen Mary, University of London and Warwick University, where she works on Shakespeare performances in relation to human rights abuses and in humanitarian situations. She is an AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, and a Fellow Commoner at Jesus College, Cambridge University. She is also the editor of Visual Verse, an online anthology of art and words. As a human rights advocate, Preti co-founded ERA Films, working on issues as diverse as Iraq’s refugee crisis, genocide in Rwanda and women in slum areas of Nairobi. Preti is author of the novella, Kumkum Malhotra and a soon-to-be published debut novel, We that are young - a retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear set in contemporary India. From December 2016, she will be a Leverhulme Early Career Reseach Fellow at Warwick University, working in the department of English and the Centre for Human Rights in Practice.