Dr. Paul Andrew Woolridge is an Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Studies Programme at UIC. He holds a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London, and received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Woolridge specializes in the history of literary criticism and theory, with a particular emphasis on the function and role of intellectuals in the twentieth century. Prior to joining UIC, Dr. Woolridge held appointments at Northeastern University, New York University Shanghai, and Habib University, where he was director of the Arzu Programme for literature and regional languages. His work has been published in a number of academic journals, including The Cambridge Quarterly and Journal of the History of Ideas. His research areas include topics in cultural criticism, transatlantic modernism, and literature and philosophy.