Igor Maver graduated and obtained his MA degree in English and French languages and literatures from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana. After the research of Australian-European literary affiliations at the University of Queensland in Brisbane he received his PhD at the University of Ljubljana in 1990. He was Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney and gave a series of public lectures at various German, Italian and American universities. He is Editor-in-Chief of the scholarly journal Acta neophilologica, and on the editorial board of Journal of Language, Literature and Culture. He is the author of three monographs written in English, co-author of two books of essays, and the editor of several books of critical essays. In 2006 he edited and co-authored a book Critics and Writers Speak: Revisioning Post-colonial Studies, and in 2009 the book Diasporic Subjectivity and Cultural Brokering in Contemporary Post-colonial Literatures. Since 2001 he has been Professor of English and American literature in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts (Literatures in English Chair). He teaches Shakespeare's drama, Canadian and Australian literature, and 20th century Anglophone post-colonial novel. He is Director of the American Studies Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. He has been elected a full member of the European Academy of Sciences in London (Academia Europaea, The Academy of Europe) in 2013.