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