Haider Shahbaz is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at UCLA. His research is focused on anticolonialism, internationalism, and translation in Global South literatures. He is also interested in writing and language pedagogy, and he has worked with second-language students in universities in both America and Pakistan. He is the English translator of Mirza Athar Baig’s Hassan’s State of Affairs, and the editor of a special volume, “Against the Canon: Urdu Feminist Writing,” for Words Without Borders. Other writings and translations have appeared in Asymptote, Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review of Book, The Caravan, Dawn, and elsewhere.