I am a Reader in English Literature in the Department of English. I have previously taught at different universities in the United Kingdom, United States and Senegal. My main research areas are in postcolonial literature and theory, new literatures in English, contemporary British fiction and comparative literature. My theoretical interests are varied, but include nationalism/transnationalism, race, identity, globalisation and the nexus between politics and literature. My first monograph explored contemporary texts and cultural representations which engage with legacies of the British empire in the British countryside and in postcolonial rural spaces. My current book project explores the role of gender in eighteenth-century slave narratives and compares them to representations of slavery in contemporary Black British novels. I am also concurrently working on tracing the historical narratives of the British Chinese community in Britain. I would welcome postgraduate students with research interests in any of my research areas or in interdisciplinary work.
MY ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK HOURS FOR SEMESTER 1 (2023-24) ARE TUESDAY 3-4pm (in person in Room 2.03 in 19 Abercromby Square) and THURSDAY 10-11am (online on MS Teams).