Dr Vikramāditya Prakāsh is Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington, where he has also served as Associate Dean and Chair. He is an architect, architectural historian and theorist. He has written several books and papers on issues of modernism, postcoloniality, global history, fashion and architecture. Currently, he is Director of the Chandigarh Urban Lab, and co-PI (with Mark M. Jarzombek, MIT) of a million-dollar Mellon Foundation grant to develop the teaching of global history across varied academic contexts. Vikram grew up in Chandigarh, India. He lives in Seattle with his wife and three children.