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Steering Committee

Dr Veronica Barnsley (University of Sheffield)

Colonial and postcolonial literatures from India and Africa; alternative and global modernisms; writing for or about children and childhood

Dr Kate Houlden (Liverpool John Moores University)

Sex and sexuality in post-war literature from the Anglophone Caribbean; post-war British fiction; the British-Australian author Colin MacInnes; postcolonial writing; national identity; popular postcolonialisms

Dr Jade Munslow Ong (University of Salford, Manchester)

Fin de siècle literatures and cultures, focusing on gender, race and empire; colonial and postcolonial texts and contexts (particularly from Africa); postcolonial theory; global modernisms; gender and sexuality in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture

Dr Matthew Whittle (University of Kent)

Twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature; post-war British and Caribbean literature, particularly Anthony Burgess, Colin MacInnes and Sam Selvon; the ‘end of Empire’; Black British writing; postcolonial literatures and theory; Cultural Studies


Sibyl Adam (University of Edinburgh)

British Muslim writing; representations of migration; feminism and gender studies; women’s writing; postcolonial theory; contemporary Nigerian writing; multiculturalism, transculturalism and questions of ‘Britishness’

Anna Adima (University of York)

Decolonisation, globalisation, African history, 1960s East Africa, African Art and Literature.

Joshua Agbo

Gregory Allen (University of Bolton)

Amjad AlShalan (University of Salford, Manchester)

Postmodernism, modern literature, Irish literature, gender studies, cultural studies, critical theory and theatre

Dr Letizia Alterno (University of Manchester)

Postcolonial studies; critical theory; cultural Studies; World literatures; Colonialism; Gayatri Spivak; Paul Gilroy; Raja Rao

Sarah Alwin (University of Sheffield)

Sarah Arens (University of Edinburgh)

Francophone postcolonial studies; Belgian colonialism; cultural and collective memory; spatial and urban studies; infrastructures and cultural geography; ecocriticism; Subsaharan African literature (especially from the Great Lakes region)

Dr Jamal Bahmad (University of Leeds)

North African & Francophone Cinema; Collective & Cultural Memory; Maghrebi Literature & Popular Culture; Postcolonial City; Transnational Cinema; New Media; Higher Education

Dr Iain Bailey (University of Manchester)

Modernism in a global perspective; cultural studies; the Irish writer Samuel Beckett; modern Australian poetry; world-systems theory 

Dr Charlotte Baker (Lancaster University)

Francophone and Anglophone African literature; Francophone Postcolonial Studies; the African dictator novel; Disability Studies; Multilingualism; Contemporary French literature

Emma Barnes (University of Salford)

Representations of animals in Victorian, colonial and postcolonial literatures, children’s literature, Rudyard Kipling

Jessica Barnes (Leeds Beckett University)

Postcolonial studies, the Caribbean, gender and imperial politics

Dr Clare Barker (University of Leeds)

Postcolonial literature (especially indigenous literatures and cultures); medical humanities; disability studies; contemporary British literature; health, illness and medicine; postcolonial health

Dr. Hélène Barthelmebs (Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier 3 and Université de Haute-Alsace)

Postcolonial and feminist theory, postcolonial literature (especially in Algeria with literary and cinematopgraphic work of Assia Djebar, the work of Nina Bouraoui and Malika Mokkeddem), twentieth-century Francophone literature (with a special interest in Swiss literature), media studies, cultural studies, storytelling, feminine writing.

Adi Bharat (University of Manchester)

Jewish-Muslim relations in France, antisemitism, anti-Muslim racism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in France, national identity in France, LGBT+ Muslims, ex-Muslims (apostasy from Islam), contemporary French-language literature.

Mylène Biquette (Mundus Crossways in Cultural Narratives, University of Sheffield)

Postcolonial studies; Francophone studies; Subaltern studies; Creole societies and Cultural productions; Creole politics in the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic

Dr Peter Blair (University of Chester)

South African literature in English, especially fiction (particularly the liberal tradition in fiction); co-editor of ‘Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine’

Hannah Boast (University of York)

Israel/Palestine; Zionism; postcolonial studies; cultural geography; ecocriticism; Middle East politics; political ecology; Mediterranean studies, Colonialism and Imperialism; Jewish Studies; Hydropolitics

Dr Howard J. Booth (University of Manchester)

Modernism, Empire and Englishness; D.H. Lawrence; male homosexuality and writing

Dr Rachel Bower (University of Cambridge)

Comparative literature; postcolonial studies; World literatures; contemporary literature; book publishing; Pierre Bourdieu; Erich Auerbach; contemporary poetry; modern poetry; Tony Harrison

Sophia Brown (University of Kent)

Postcolonial studies; Middle Eastern and North African literature; life writing; the politics of gender

Dr Eleanor Byrne (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Postcolonial literature and theory; nineteenth- and twentieth- century English literature; African and Caribbean writing; Black British writing and film; Critical Theory, especially poststructuralism and feminism; Film Studies; Cultural Studies

Kimberley Campanello (York St John University)

Contemporary poetry; ekphrasis; practice-as research; found poetry; sound poetry; contemporary Irish innovative poetry; gender and sexuality; translation; collaboration

Tuğçe Çankaya (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; University of Bolton)

Postcolonial studies, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Literary and Cultural Theories, Film Studies, Fantasy and Gothic Literature, Children’s Literature


Dr Claire Chambers (University of York)

Contemporary South Asian literature written in English; literary representations of British Muslims

Edmund Chapman (University of Manchester)

Post-structuralist theory; poetry, particularly contemporary English-language poetry, and French poetry from Baudelaire onwards; postcolonial theory; Indian myth and philosophy, especially the Mahabharata; world literature; philosophy of religion

Dr Madeline Clements (Teeside University)

Postcolonial Literature and Theory;  Postcolonial Culture and Globalisation; Literature, Art and 9/11 and 7/7;  Representation of South Asian Muslims; Pakistani Literature (in English); Literature, Art and Minorities in Pakistan

Professor Brenda Cooper (University of Cape Town, University of Manchester)

African and Diasporic literature; literary theory; how knowledge of Africa has been constructed in a wide range of discourses and disciplines, including the colonial and Apartheid libraries; theories of language and identity in African and Diasporic fiction

Professor Patrick Corcoran (Roehampton University)

Francophone postcolonial literature, especially in relation to sub-Saharan Africa; the manuscripts of an Ivorian novelist, Ahmadou Kourouma (working with a team of researchers based at ITEM-CNRS in Paris)

Rob Croton (Keele University)

The role of theatre in post-apartheid South Africa; the politics and materialities of postcolonial theatre’s staging and scenography; debates about Cultural Materialism, Althusserianism and Deconstruction; postcolonial theatre and appropriation; Jacques Derrida’s notions of the Politics of Friendship; Animal Studies; differential and material models of culture; canonicity and counter-discursive; the figure of the author and playwright; formal debates within theatre studies and the interaction with postcolonial theories of form and the politics of aesthetics; theatre technologies; interviews as a methodology.

Dr Emily Cuming (University of Leeds)

Victorian, Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature; housing, domestic space and the city; life-writing; cultural theory. Co-Investigator on AHRC Connected Communities award, ‘The Hospitality Project: Exploring Hospitality as an Arts-Based Praxis to Remake Relationships of Co-Production’ with Dr Naomi Millner (University of Bristol), Dr Alison Jeffers (University of Manchester) and three Bristol-based community organisations working in solidarity with asylum seekers, refugees and people experiencing destitution (Bristol Hospitality Network; Bristol Refugee Rights; Barton Hill Walled Garden).

Dr Joseph Darlington (University of Salford)

Postcolonial Britain; post-war consensus and changing images of nationhood; political violence and literature (especially relating to the 1970s); experimental aesthetics; authenticity; contemporary neoimperialism and the writers Doris Lessing, Anthony Burgess, Christine Brooke-Rose, and B.S. Johnson

Jane Davies (University of Huddersfield)

Health beliefs of women of Indian and Pakistani heritage; Further Education

Dr Stephanie L. Daza (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Difference and in/equity in policy practices across and beyond educational settings; research methodology and anthropology of education; queer, critical race, feminist, and postcolonial/decolonizing theories and studies; ecojustice; aesthetic Education; philosophy of science; putting Gayatri Spivak to work in education

Prof Pietro Deandrea

Postcolonial and Black British issues; Secretary of AISCLI (Association of Italian Postcolonialists)

Dr Karen D’Souza (Edge Hill University)

Colonial and postcolonial literature; postcolonial feminist theory; South Asian women’s writing; diaspora and migrant writing

Dr Claire Eldridge (University of Leeds)

Francophone colonial and postcolonial history, especially the relationship between France and Algeria; memory studies; the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962) and its legacies; migration and postcolonial diaspora in France; the social and cultural history of settler colonialism in North Africa, including the history of settler military service

Martin Elms (University of Sheffield)

Algerian contemporary art

Dr Alberto Fernández Carbajal (University of Leicester)

Postcolonial studies; queer dissidence; Muslim perspectives

Kirsty Fitzpatrick (University of Central Lancashire)

Class and race in mid-twentieth century London and Europe, postcolonial literature, African American cinema, activist journals, New Queer Cinema, sociology, home and belonging, British New Wave cinema, post- War Caribbean fiction and immigration.

Anne-Louise Fortune (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Post-colonial studies, feminist theories, theatre, performance and culture studies, focus on representation and identity in ‘the white Dominions’. Decolonising the curriculum. 

Rachel Fox (Lancaster University)

Postcolonial feminism(s); inter-media relations (across written and visual texts); West Asia; the Middle-East; geo-politics; testimony/ witnessing; translation; neo-imperialism; graphic novels (esp. in postcolonial contexts); and fantastical and/or gothic (esp. in postcolonial/global texts)

Dr Nicola Frith (University of Edinburgh)

Francophone postcolonial studies; memory studies; nineteenth- and twentieth-century colonial history; community and belonging in contemporary French society; memories of slavery and the slave trade; the politics of memory; justice and reparations; museology and commemorative practices; transnationalism

Dr Alison Garden (University of Edinburgh)

Irish Studies; comparative literature; Diaspora Studies; narrative theory; American Studies; Lusophone Cultures; Transnationalism; Transatlantic studies; Black Atlantic; Cultural Studies; pedagogy; Postcolonial Studies and literatures; Trauma Studies; British literature; Migrant literature; contemporary literature

Brenda Garvey (University of Chester)

Brenda is Programme Leader for French at the University of Chester and researches languages and literatures in postcolonial francophone West and Central Africa

Dr Emanuela Girei (University of Sheffield)

Decolonising management knowledge, postcolonial management education, International Development, activist research methodology.

Dr Michael Goddard (University of Salford, Manchester)

European cinema and media culture; media archaeology and media ecologies; Italian post-autonomist political thought; media theory; particularly the work of Antonio Negri and Franco Berardi (Bifo)

Dr Rebecca Gould (University of Bristol)

Middle Eastern literatures, Persian literature and culture, translation studies, the Caucasus (Daghestan, Georgia, Azerbaijan), Islamic legal discourses, Islamic feminism, cross-cultural poetics

Professor Claire H. Griffiths (University of Chester)

Claire is Head of Modern Languages and Research Area Studies working as part of a transdisciplinary (Chinese, Francophone Hispanophone and Germanophone studies) postcolonial / post-Marxist research group looking at cultural responses and resistance to dominant discourses in the postcolonial and post-Marxist world.

Dr Sorcha Gunne (University of Lincoln)

Danielle Hall (Leeds Beckett University)

Colonial and postcolonial literature (particularly from/about Bengal and Bangladesh); nationalism; postcolonial and feminist theory 

Alex Hastie (University of Sheffield)

Maghrebi-French Cinema; Francophone Cinema; North African Cinema; Beur and Banlieue Cinema; Postcolonial Theory; Transnational Theory; Memory and Trauma Studies; Algerian War; Rachid Bouchareb

Dr Caroline Herbert (Leeds Beckett University)

Postcolonial literature; South Asian literature in English and translation; cities and urban spaces; neoliberalism, housing and poverty; postcolonial film

Christinna Hobbs (Liverpool John Moores University)

Postcolonial literature and cultures; world literature; theories of modernism and globalisation; comparative literature; Nordic literature; contemporary Greenlandic literature; post-war German literature; memory and trauma studies; the politics of translation; Halldor Laxness; Eco-criticism

Dr Sarah Ilott (Teeside University)

Postcolonial British literature and film; multicultural comedy; postcolonial gothic

Natalie Emma Ilsley (Keele University)

The intersection of postcolonial literatures and cultures, migration and diaspora; arts-based research as a form of inquiry; representations of migrant women; the concept of resilience; representations of contemporary migration between Africa and Europe and the idea of a postcolonial Mediterranean.

Sarah Irving (University of Edinburgh)

Palestine, Israel, Zionism, Jewish Studies, literature, historiography, heritage, archaeology/anthropology and colonialism, Yemen, translation, tourism

Natasha Israt Kabir (Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Contemporary issues in South Asia, including: colonialism & nationalism; peace and conflict resolution; environmental issues; regional cooperation; diaspora study; sociology of disaster; China in international politics

Beatrice Ivey (University of Stirling)

French-Language Cultural Production; the Mediterranean; Memory Studies; Theories of Gender

Rena Jackson (University of Manchester)

Thomas Hardy; empire; class; cultural materialism; postcolonial theory; theories of nationalism; world-systems theory

Ella Johnson (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool)

Literature and Humanitarianism/International Development; Literature and Human Rights; Family livelihood strategies in Botswana

Dr Philip Kaisary (University of Warwick)

The Haitian Revolution; the ‘Black Atlantic’; law and literature; human rights; legal and cultural responses to ‘natural’ disasters

Dr Judy Kendall (University of Salford, Manchester)

Poetry composition; visual text; Edward Thomas and early twentieth-century poets; creative process in poetry, short fiction set in Zimbabwe and exploring Zimbabwean Englishes, visual text and haiku; cross-disciplinary creative collaboration (digital media, translation, musical composition and performance, photography, choreography etc.); Japanese aesthetics

Dr Michelle Keown (University of Edinburgh)

Postcolonial literature and theory, particularly that of the Pacific region; postcolonial translation studies; postcolonial ecocriticism; postcolonial stylistics; the politics of language in postcolonial writing; postcolonialism and the medical humanities

Hannah Charlotte Kershaw (University of York)

Contemporary British literature; the Muslim experience of multiculturalism in Britain. Member of the ESRC-funded White Rose network ‘Reshaping Multiculturalism through Cultural Practices’, which is supported by academics at the York, Leeds and Sheffield universities

Dr Sam Knowles (Leeds City College)

The effects of travel on the literary output of late-20th- and early-21st-century authors from South Asia, the UK, and North America; the different media — such as the graphic novel form — that can be used to represent the experiences of postcolonialism

Professor Uma Kothari (University of Manchester)

Critical analyses of histories, discourses and representations of international development; transnational migration and diasporas

Dr Ole Birk Laursen (University of Copenhagen)

Anti-colonialism; nationalism; anarchism; black and Asian British literature and history; riots and revolutions; comics

Dr Claire Launchbury (University of New South Wales/University of Leeds)

French and Cultural Studies; the francophone Middle East, especially Lebanon

Nicolas Leresche (University of Geneva)

Gah-Kai Leung (University College London)

Modern and contemporary literatures of Australia, Canada (including Francophone        Quebec) and New Zealand; politics and literature; popular culture and world politics;  indigenous issues; LGBT studies; cross-cultural encounters in the early modern world; ethics and international affairs.

Dr Justin Livingstone (University of Glasgow)

Colonialism and postcolonialism; travel literature; African novels in English; life-writing; literature and religion; digital humanities

Dr Lucienne Loh (University of Liverpool)

Postcolonial literature and theory; new literatures in English; contemporary British fiction; comparative literature; nationalism/transnationalism; race, identity, globalisation and the nexus between politics and literature; texts and cultural representations which engage with legacies of the British empire in the British countryside and in postcolonial rural spaces; Black British literature and heritage

Cath Maffia (TS4E)

Cath is a retired specialist health visitor for refugees and asylum seekers who volunteers with Rainbow Haven Drop-in and Freedom from Torture, and provides training and consultancy around migration and health.  Cath also works with the NHS to provide better and more appropriate health care for vulnerable migrants.

Dr Caroline Magennis (University of Salford, Manchester)

Contemporary fiction; modern and contemporary British and Irish literature; Northern Irish culture; memory; critical theory

Doireann Mangan (University of Manchester)

Jenna Marshall (Queen Mary, University of London)

International relations, political philosophy, economics, political economy, decolonial thought, decolonial methodologies, Latin America and the Caribbean, international development, education, global political economy, Caribbean development

Mairead McAleenan (Queen’s University, Belfast)

Caribbean and post-colonial literature; women’s writing; migration studies

Dr Joseph McGonagle (University of Manchester)

Colonial and postcolonial visual culture in France and the Maghreb; settler colonialism in French North Africa; postcolonial diaspora in France and Algeria

Dr Robert McKay (University of Sheffield)

Contemporary novelists in English and ethical questions around human-animal relations; representations of animals in culture; J.M. Coetzee; Justin Cartwright; Angela Carter; Alice Walker; Margaret Atwood; animal ethics in literary criticism and theory

Professor John McLeod (University of Leeds)

Postcolonial studies; representations of diasporic and transcultural locations; Caribbean and black British writing, with particular focus on the work of Caryl Phillips, Derek Walcott and V. S. Naipaul; post-war British literature; J.G. Farrell; transcultural fictions of adoption

Filippo Menozzi (Liverpool John Moores University)

Postcolonial writing; world literature; South Asian women’s writing; migration narrative; Marxism and literature; critical theory; literature and ethnography

Professor Victor Merriman (Edge Hill University)

Postcolonialism; late twentieth-century Irish theatre; performing arts

Dr John Miller (University of Sheffield)

Animals, ecology and empire from the nineteenth century to the present, with particular emphasis on the late Victorian period; Henry Rider Haggard; globalization and heterotopia; wolves, werewolves and the gothic; nineteenth-century transatlantic literary ecologies

Johnny Mills (University of Salford, Manchester)

Cultural Studies; postcolonial studies; global modernisms; postmodernism; Modernist literature; cricket; sports history and culture; Marxist theory

Dr Lindsey Moore (Lancaster University)

Arab world; Muslim world; postcolonial women’s writing; postcolonial theory; South Asia

Dr Michael Morris (Liverpool John Moores University)

The cultural history of the Atlantic world, particularly in the long eighteenth century; Caribbean slavery in a Scottish context; Scottish and British identity

Dr Julie Mullaney (Manchester Metropolitan University)

 Settler-colonial studies; critical indigenous studies, postcolonial film and screen cultures; Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific; Southern Africa; Ireland; Animal Studies; Postcolonialism and the Environmental Humanities

Professor Barry Munslow (University of Liverpool, University of Manchester)

The analysis of conflict, and transitions from conflict to sustainable development; the design and delivery of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s Humanitarian Assistance training programmes; complex emergencies and conflict worldwide

Dr Bhabani Shankar Nayak (University of Salford, Manchester)

Political economy of public policy, inequality and development; economy and religion in South Asia; gender, faith, freedom, globalisation and governance; Hindu modes of capitalist accumulation; the impacts of neoliberalism on social, cultural and economic transition of indigenous communities in South Asia, India and Odisha; the relationship between Hindu right wing forces, Hindu religion and global capitalism

Professor Valérie Nicolet-Anderson (Institut Protestant de Théologie de Paris)

Religious studies; postcolonial studies; gender studies; feminist theory; hermeneutics


Dr Mariangela Palladino (Keele University)

The intersection of postcolonial literatures and cultures, migration and diaspora; narratology and narrative ethics; the ethical import of narrative in Toni Morrison’s fiction; the concept of heterotopia; representations of contemporary migration between Africa and Europe and the idea of a postcolonial Mediterranean; identity, space culture and the environment.

Dr Razia Parveen (University of Huddersfield)

Postcolonial literature and theory

Professor David Peimer (Edge Hill University)

Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock (University of Sheffield)

Aztec and Spanish American history and the Atlantic world, with a particular interest in issues of gender, violence, and cultural exchange

Sam Perks (University of Leeds)

Representations of environmental transformation in Singapore, through pre-colonial, colonial, and postcolonial periods; environmental humanities, world-systems analysis, and urban geography; the ecological dimensions of museum installations and commemorative events that memorialize various histories of Singapore

Dr Terry Phillips (Liverpool Hope University)

Irish literature and conflict literature, in particular the literature of the First World War; early twentieth-century Irish literature; conflict and memory in twentieth-century Europe

Dr Simon Philpott (Newcastle University)

Western media and Asia, electronic games and Islam/Muslims, documentary film and mass killings (Asia), international politics, Southeast Asia, Australia

Naomi Popple (University of York)

Postcolonial studies; Indo-Canadian literature

Edward Powell (University of Leeds)

Postcolonial theory and criticism; post-foundationalist political philosophy; Marxism and cultural materialism; South African fiction, politics, and society

Professor Marcus Power (Durham University)

Critical geographies and genealogies of (post)development; energy geographies and low carbon transitions; post-colonialism, Portugal and Lusophone Africa; post-socialist transformations in Southern Africa; China-Africa engagement; vision, visuality and ‘popular’ geopolitics

Dr Muzna Rahman (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Postcolonial studies; food studies; anthropology; gender and sexuality; film theory; hybridity; diaspora studies; transnationalism; postcolonial feminism

Dr Anandi Ramamurthy (Sheffield Hallam University)

Race and postcoloniality in media and culture; social movements; photography and commodity culture

Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri (University of St Andrews)

South Asian diasporic literature and culture, as well as cultural representation and memory of war and conflict. My central research question is how and why individuals and societies remember their past, and the uses to which these memories are put to in the present. I am currently working on a book about the memories of the India/Pakistan partition of 1947 (forthcoming with OUP in 2015), and on another book about nostalgia among the South Asian diaspora (forthcoming with Rowman and Littlefield in 2017)

Samantha Reive (University of Leeds)

Postcolonial literatures; black British writing and black British women’s writing; cosmopolitanism; conceptions of ‘Englishness’; contemporary British & Irish fiction; post-War Caribbean fiction; memory; black British aesthetics

Leighan Renaud (University of Leicester)

The contemporary Caribbean novel, looking specifically at representations of matrifocal communities

Dr James Renton (Edge Hill University)

The British Empire in the Jewish and Middle Eastern worlds and its legacies; the First World War and its afterlives; the ideas of the West, the Middle East, the Jew, and the Arab; Zionism and the Zionist-Palestinian conflict; anti-colonial nationalism; the relationship between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia; the British and French imperial partnership; the origins of conflict in the Middle East; the political public sphere in the colonial world after 1914

Dr Graham Riache (University of Oxford, University of Amsterdam)

Postcolonial Literature; World Literature; Aesthetics; Literature and other art forms; Literature of Empire; Contemporary Literature; Global Modernism

Prof Alan Rice (University of Central Lancashire)

African American Studies; Transatlantic Cultural Studies; Ethnic Studies

Dr Reshma Ruia (University of Manchester)

Post-Colonial literature, Female Diasporic writers with particular reference to American fiction, the role of nostalgia and identity in creating a sense of home and belonging. Fiction from the Indian Sub-continent vis a vis the Indian diaspora.

Dr Amy Rushton (Nottingham Trent University)

African literature; postcolonial theory; World literatures; film studies; feminism; Diasporas; British women writers; queer theory; popular culture; sociology; nationalism; social theory

Phoebe Ryan (University of Leeds)

Dr Humaira Saeed (Nottingham Trent University)

Contemporary fiction and film from Pakistan, with a focus on women’s cultural production; postcolonial and transnational feminist / queer theories and practices; literature and sexual dissidence; queer (South Asian) diasporas; post 9-11 British culture; gendered nationhood, affects of national belonging, and national geographies; trauma, cultural memory and the politics of emotions

Shelley Angelie Saggar (University of Leeds)

Postcolonial disaster; indigenous studies, Third and Fourth cinema; critical posthumanism

Dr Ana María Sánchez-Arce (Sheffield Hallam University)

Contemporary literature, specifically the relationship between identity and form and the impact of social changes in the UK on the reception of literary texts and the authors who write them; post-9/11 British narrative communities; social conflict in the UK and protests against literature

Lotta Schneidemesser (University of York)

Homecoming in Pacific and South Asian Literature

Dr Maggie Scott (University of Salford, Manchester)

The study of names (onomastics), specifically place-names in the United Kingdom; the history and lexicography of English and Scots; modern perceptions of Scots and Scottish English

Dr Lisa Scullion (University of Salford, Manchester)

Lisa is Reader in Social Policy and Associate Director of the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford. She leads the migration area of research within SHUSU, which includes projects focusing on refugees, skilled migration, A8/A2 migration and Roma migration and inclusion. Her work focuses on the impact of specific policies, from the perspective of a range of different actors (including policy makers, practitioners and those subject to the policy). 

Justine Seran (University of Edinburgh)

Indigenous Studies; Australian Aboriginal Literature; Maori Literature; Pacific Islands Writing; Postcolonial Feminism; Medical Humanities; Sociolinguistics; Memory Studies

Dr Lhoussain Simour (Hassan II University, Morocco)

Cultural studies, colonial discourse analysis, performance studies, and Moroccan postcolonial literature

Rachel Smith (University of Edinburgh)

The postcolonial uncanny; diaspora; settler studies; notions of remembrance and memory; drone theory; globalisation and neocolonialist narratives

Dr Rob Spence (Edge Hill University)

Twentieth century and contemporary fiction; Anthony Burgess; British poetry of the urban and rural environment; travel writing; technology-enhanced learning in the humanities

Dr Robert Spencer (University of Manchester)

Postcolonial theory and literary criticism; the philosophy and aesthetics of modernism, particularly the relationship between modernism and empire

Dr Andy Stafford (University of Leeds)

The work of Roland Barthes; francophone literatures (Maghreb, Africa, Caribbean) and comparative literature; the short form (essay, poem, photo-text, short story) in relation to francophone Africa and the Caribbean

Katy Stewart (University of Sheffield)

Francophone and Lusophone African cinema and literature, comparative literature,  representations of childhood and memory within postcolonial African cultural production

Sarah Stewart (University of Edinburgh)

Literatures of displacement and asylum; postcolonial literature and theory; feminism and gender studies; indigenous and settler literatures (especially of Abya Yala Latin America and Aotearoa New Zealand); Testimonio literature; comparative literature; trauma; human rights

Dr Casey Strine (University of Sheffield)

Dr Juliette Taylor-Batty (Leeds Trinity University)

Literary studies; translation studies; comparative literature; world literature; literary multilingualism and the use of translational processes in literature

Dr Shirin Teifouri (University of Sheffield)

Postcolonial Studies, Critical theory,  World literature, Persian literature

Emily Timms (University of Leeds)

Ageing in postcolonial contexts; postcolonial literature (specifically Indigenous and Caribbean diasporic literatures and cultures); medical humanities; gerontology and ageing studies; postcolonial film; global health and social care leadership and governance; contemporary poetry. Editorial Assistant at Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing and Editorial Assistant at Stand Magazine.

Meghan Tinsley (University of Manchester)

Post-imperial Britain and France; memorialisation, collective memory, and counter-memory; postcolonial melancholia; critical discourse analysis; racialisation; and state violence.

Carmen Thong (University of Warwick)

World literatures; World-Systems theoryl postcolonial studies; critical theory; travel writing; science studies; mediation; methodology; reconciliation; science fiction and fantasy; human-animal studies

Dr Fiona Tolan (Liverpool John Moores University)

Contemporary literature, particularly British and Canadian fiction; the history of second wave feminism

Dr Anastasia Valassopoulos (University of Manchester)

Postcolonial literature and culture of the Middle East and North Africa; cultural production and reception of Arab women’s film and music, such as the work of Moufida Tlatli and Umm Kulthum; Arab cinema of the 60s and 70s and the impact of other national cinemas on Arab film; the revolutionary cinema of the PLO and the cinema of the Arab Diaspora

Dr Lena Wånggren (University of Edinburgh)

Gender, class and race in late nineteenth-century British literature and culture; gender and feminist theory, especially postcolonial, transnational and black feminism; Scottish literature; literature and technology; medical humanities; critical pedagogy

Dominique Walker (Liverpool John Moores University)

Dr Claire Westall (University of York)

Legacies of the British Empire in contemporary literature; postcolonial literature and theory; anglophone Caribbean literature and culture; literary representations of sport and sporting culture, particularly cricket; questions of Englishness; links between England, English Literature and devolution in Britain

Dr Natalie Zacek (University of Manchester)

The Caribbean; plantation landscapes; popular memory; public history; tourism

Dr Emily Zobel Marshall (Leeds Beckett University)

African-American, Caribbean, African and Black British literature; forms of cultural resistance and cross-cultural fertilisation in the face of colonialism; Caribbean literature and folklore and she has published widely in this field. Her forthcoming book, ‘American Tricksters: Trauma, Tradition and Brer Rabbit’, will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2016