Shilpaa Anand has a PhD in Disability Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include the historiography of disability and culturally different concepts of corporeality. Her papers have been published in journals and edited volumes on disability studies in India and South Asia. She moderates a lively email list called Disability Studies India and has co-edited multiple issues on disability of the web magazine Cafe Dissensus. She currently teaches and heads the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus, and has an honorary affiliation with the Centre for Disability Studies at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad as a Distinguished Research Fellow.