Philip Holden researches life writing and Southeast Asian writing in English, often with a focus on issues relating to gender and critical interculturalism. He is the author of Autobiography and Decolonization: Modernity, Masculinity, and the Nation-State (2008) and co-author of The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English (2009), as well as articles in Postcolonial Studies, Interventions, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Biography, Life Writing, Philippine Studies and Textual Practice. He has also worked extensively as an editor, and writes short fiction. Holden taught Singapore and Southeast Asian Literature at the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore until 2018, and twice served as Deputy Director of the University Scholars Programme at the same university. He holds a BA from University College London, an MA from the University of Florida, and a PhD in English from the University of British Columbia.