Faculty Member Information
Office Location: 318
Office Building: McNally North
My research focuses on the intersections between literature, politics and globalization, with particular attention to black material and political cultures. I specialize in black British writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and have a larger abiding interest in black Atlantic, global Anglophone, and transnational literatures and media. I have written on the work of Linton Kwesi Johnson, Bernardine Evaristo, Grace Nichols, Caryl Phillips, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Benjamin Zephaniah, Martin Stellman, and Neil Jordan.
I am currently working on a monograph that interrogates the cosmopolitics of twenty-first-century black British texts. I also have two ongoing projects that explore (a) the aesthetics of dub poetry and (b) the entanglements between black Britain and Northern Ireland in literature and film.
I regularly teach the following courses: Introduction to Literature, The Study of Narrative, Cultural Studies, Post-1945 Black British Writing, Literatures of the Black Atlantic, and Contemporary British Writing.
Ph.D., English Literature, University of Leeds, 2014
M.A., English Literature, University of British Columbia, 2010
B.A., Political Science and English Literature, University of Alberta, 2008