Born in Ranchi, India, Vidhu Aggarwal grew up in the Southern U.S., primarily in Louisiana and Texas. Her multi- media works in video, poetry, and scholarship are oriented around Bollywood spectacle, Mardi Gras, and science fiction. Her poems have appeared in Juked, [PANK], Sugar House Review, INK BRICK, and Norton's Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond, among others. A Kundiman fellow, she is the founding editor of SPECS, a multi-media journal with issues on "Homuncular Flexibility," "Toys," and "Faux Histories." She has worked with John Sims Projects on "The 13 Flag Funerals" in Florida, and with artist Bishakh Som on Lady Humpadori, a poetry/comic book collaboration. Her latest work, AVATARA, concerns the romance between a temporary Y2K tech worker and a unicorn A.I. She teaches postcolonial and cultural studies, and poetry and poetics at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.