Gavin Walker is a critic, theorist, and historian of modern thought, literature, and politics at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. His research investigates global topics in contemporary theory and comparative literature, political economy and the formation of social thought in the twentieth century, particularly the history of Marxist theory and philosophy; historiography; globalization, postcolonial studies, and the national question; the relation of culture, aesthetics, and political economy; ideology, subjectivity, and theories of the political.