Born in Ranchi, India, Vidhu Aggarwal grew up in the Southern U.S., primarily in Louisiana and Texas. The Trouble with Humpadori is her first book. Her multimedia work in video, visual poetry, lyric poetry, and scholarship is informed by Bollywood spectacle, Mardi Gras, surrealist cinema, and Star Trek. A Kundiman fellow, she is the founding editor of SPECS, a multimedia journal combining critical and creative practices. She has worked with John Sims Projects on “The 13 Flag Funerals” in Florida and performed “Lady Humpadori,” a desi-futurist poetic/comic book collaboration with graphic artist Bishakh Som, in various cities. She teaches postcolonial and transnational literature and culture at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and has written on the poetics of Bollywood cinema.