David Richards has an M.A. in English from the University of Cambridge, an M.A. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He joined the Department as Professor of English Studies in 2006 having held posts at the Universities of Leeds and Birmingham and at the Open University where he was the founding Director of the Ferguson Research Centre. He was the Professor and Chair of the Division of Literature and Languages, the Head of the Department of English Studies and Director of the Centre of Postcolonial Studies at Stirling. David Richards is now Emeritus Professor of English Studies at the University of Stirling and currently Visiting Professor with the Division of English at NTU, Singapore.