Dr. Dipali Mathur completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Humanities from the University of Wollongong (UOW) Australia in March 2022 under the supervision of Professor Ian Buchanan. She was awarded the “Examiners’ Commendation for Outstanding Thesis Award” by UOW, and her thesis is due to be published under the title Available to Be Poisoned: Toxicity as a Form of Life by Lexington Books (imprint of Rowman & Littlefield) in October 2022. Dipali is an Honorary Fellow at UOW Australia for the period 2022-2023, and she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her current areas of research interest include the impact of toxicity, waste and pollution on marginalized communities and the environment, de/postcolonial studies, posthumanism, discourses of the Anthropocene, policy and governance, and digital cultures. Prior to commencing her Ph.D. research in Australia, Dipali obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English Literature (with distinction) from the University of Delhi, India and then went on to teach English Literature and Critical Theory at the University of Delhi as Assistant Professor (ad-hoc) of English for three years from 2013-2015.