Sandeep Parmar was co-curator of Liverpool Biennial 2016.

Parmar was born in Nottingham and raised in Southern California.  Parmar is Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, where she teaches twentieth-century literature and creative writing and co-directs the Centre for New and International Writing. She has written and reviewed extensively for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Times Literary Supplement, the Los Angeles Review of Books and Poetry Review. In 2015 she was named a BBC New Generation Thinker, and she has gone on to produce content for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Arts. She is also the editor of the Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees (Carcanet, 2011) and the Selected Poems of Nancy Cunard (Fyfield Books, 2016).