Shahidha Bari is an academic, critic and broadcaster. She studied English at the University of Cambridge and is now a Professor at the University of the Arts London. She’s the presenter of BBC 2’s flagship arts and culture programme, Inside Culture and BBC Radio 3’s nightly Free Thinking programme, also known as the Arts and Ideas podcast. She’s the author of Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes (2019), the winner of The Observer Anthony Burgess Arts Journalism Prize 2016 and has been a judge for the Forward Poetry Prizes and the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Prize. She writes for The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement and Frieze magazine.