M. L. Brillman received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2009. Between 2010 and 2018, Dr Brillman was a visiting professor and lecturer at Florida International University. He is currently a lecturer at Santa Clara University and Cogswell College. Dr Brillman has written and presented extensively on issues of colonialism with notable publications appearing in the New Hiberinia Review and Irish Literary Supplement. His edited volume, Colonial Voices, is now in its third edition.
He lives in California with his wife, Salima; son, Liam; and dog, Penny Lane.