About Shahidha

Shahidha Bari

Shahidha Bari is a critic, academic and broadcaster. She is a Professor at LCF at the University of the Arts London.

You can watch Shahidha on BBC Two as one of the presenters of Inside Culture and you can hear her on radio as a host of BBC Radio 3's Arts and Ideas programme Free Thinking and occasional presenter of Front Row.

You'll find her writing in Aeon, The Financial Times, Frieze art magazine, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times Literary Supplement and others.

Shahidha is a trustee for the Brontë Society and Art Night.  She is a Creative Director at the audio production company, Tempo & Talker.

Among her many roles, Shahidha has been a judge for the Forward Poetry Prizes, the Baillie Gifford Prize, the PEN Hessell-Tiltman History Prize and  the 2022 Booker Prize.

She is the writer of Dressed: A Philosophy of Clothes.  She's written about designer Ken Scott for Gucci, and her latest book Look Again: Fashion, is a study of dress, culture and identity, is part of a new series exploring the Tate Britain collection.