Professor Meena T Pillai currently serves as the Dean, Faculty of Arts, and Professor, institute of English at University of Kerala, Trivandrum. She is also the Director of Centre for Cultural Studies at the Institute of English. Widely published, Dr Pillai’s academic work is firmly located at the intersections of Women’s Studies and Cultural Studies. Dr Pillai has also edited works on Malayalam cinema and its representations of women. Dr Pillai is also contributes to many leading newspaper dailies and magazines.