Stacey Balkan received her Ph. D. from the City University of New York, Graduate Center in 2016 where her research focused on postcolonial ecologies and the politics of representation in the Global South—specifically, social realist novels whose narrative terrain is the informal sectors of late capitalism. She has been Assistant Professor of English at Bergen Community College since 2010 where she served as co-chairperson of the college’s Literary Arts Series and as a research fellow at the Center for Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation. Stacey’s recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Social Text Online, The Global South, Comparative Literature and Culture, Public Books, The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies,and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Her current book project, entitled Rogues in the Postcolony: The New Picaresque and the Making of Modern India, investigates the deployment of the picaresque tradition as a means of critiquing development in colonial and postcolonial India; and she is also at work revising a series of articles, which explore the imbrications between landscape ideology and uneven development.