Jonathan Gil Harris is Professor of English at Ashoka University. He earned his Bachelors and Masters from Auckland University, and completed his DPhil from University of Sussex. Prior to coming to Ashoka, he was a Professor at George Washington University, where he taught since 2003. He has also held positions at Ithaca College, New York, and University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Professor Harris’ research interests include Shakespeare, including Indian adaptations,
Early Modern English Theatre, Travel Literature in the Age of Colonialism, Early Modern English Writing about India, Medieval and Early Modern Silk Road Cultures, and Global Jewish History.
Professor Harris is currently working on a book project titled Secrets of My Mother’s Tea Chest: The Jewish Silk Road from Europe to India and China (forthcoming, 2021).