Nishi Chawla is an academician and a writer. She has six collections of poetry, ten plays, and two novels to her credit. She has recently co-edited (with K Satchidanandan), Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry Under Lockdown (2020). She holds a PhD in English from The George Washington University, Washington D.C., and a post-doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, Md, USA. She has taught at Delhi University, University of Maryland, and she is now on the faculty of Thomas Edison State University, New Jersey, USA.