Gavin Walker is a critic, theorist, and intellectual historian of modern Japanese and European 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; globalization, postcolonial studies, and the national question; the relation of culture, translation, and political economy; and questions of ideology, subjectivity, and the status of the political.