Podcast, Arts & Culture

Episode 190: The Art of Making Unfinished — with Leela Gandhi

October 18, 2022
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Leela Gandhi is a professor and writer of the book, Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin-de-Siècle Radicalism, and the Politics of Friendship.

This episode goes into different forms of friendship in the contexts of democracy, post-colonialism, and climate change; and how friendship can change depending on different circumstances. It is fitting that this episode is hosted by Am Johal and Matt Hern, two close friends writing a book together about friendship and community.

About Our Guest

Leela Gandhi

Leela Gandhi is a literary and cultural theorist whose research focuses on transnational literatures and postcolonial theory and ethics.

Leela is a professor of Humanities and English and Director of Pembroke Centre at Brown University. She is also a Senior Fellow of the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. Leela received her B.A. from the University of Delhi, her M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford University and authored the books, Affective Communities: Anticolonial Thought, Fin-de-Siècle Radicalism, and the Politics of Friendship and Postcolonial Theory: A critical introduction

About Our Guest Host

Matt Hern

Matt lives in Richmond, BC on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory.

He is the co-founder and co-director of Solid State Community Industries and has led many other community projects. He teaches with multiple universities, continues to lecture globally and his books and articles have been translated into seventeen languages. 

Cite This Episode

Chicago Style

Johal, Am and Matt Hern. “The Art of Making Unfinished — with Leela Gandhi.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, October 18, 2022.


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