Steven Connor is Director of CRASSH and Grace 2 Professor of English in the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge.

His most recent books are The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing (London: Reaktion/Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2019) and Giving Way: Thoughts on Unappreciated Dispositions (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019). A History of Asking, a book about begging, praying, wooing, suing, wishing and other forms of petition, is forthcoming from Open Humanities Press, and Dreamwork: Why All Work is Imaginary from Reaktion.