Priya Satia is Professor of History at Stanford University, was educated at Stanford, the LSE, and UC Berkeley. She is the prize-winning author of Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East (2008) and Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (2018). Her work has also appeared in academic journals, edited collections, and popular media such as the Nation, Financial Times, Time, and Washington Post.