Sheetal Lodhia has been working to foster relationships between academic institutions and the world-at-large, championing interdisciplinarity, collaboration and broad purchase for knowledge. She has a history of involvement in the nonprofit and social innovation sector, working with grassroots organizations, arts-education groups and policy organizations in strategic planning, community engagement and grant acquisition. A recent doctoral graduate in English Literature from Queen’s University, she has researched and taught in Renaissance poetry, prose and drama, history of medicine, colonialism and cultural studies. She has produced radio documentaries based on her dissertation research and will produce more. She has also produced her first video documentary short. Sheetal is currently Executive Director of The Institute for the Public Life of Art and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University. She also continues her freelance radio production through her production company Black Leg Productions. As a matter of course she writes, feeds her voracious appetite for pop culture, and harbours fantasies of becoming a pro-tennis player.