Amber Lascelles

Amber Lascelles


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Personal profile

Personal profile

I joined RHUL in September 2022 as Lecturer in Global Anglophone Literature. My research considers how contemporary fiction of the African diaspora enables new ways of conceiving the relationship between race, embodiment and literature. I am especially interested in how literature intervenes in Black feminist discourse and concerns in a range of texts by African, Black British, and Anglophone Caribbean women writers.


  • EN1107 Reorienting the Novel
  • EN3226 The Postcolonial Novel: The Art of Resistance
  • EN5125 MA Modernist and Contemporary Literature

Research interests

My research and writing has been published in African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Wasafiri. I am currently developing my first monograph, Radical Bodies: Reimagining Solidarity in Contemporary Black Feminist Fiction, which traces how contemporary Black women writers intervene in global conversations about Black feminism by transforming the theory and practice of solidarity. Examining writing by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dionne Brand, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Bernardine Evaristo, my book is concerned with how fictional bodily encounters spark moments of tension and rapport that generate solidarity. 

Previously, I was the Research Associate for the Wellcome-Trust funded project Black Health and the Humanities at the University of Bristol, which involved developing a network of scholars working in this area. 

Other work

For me, education is a tool for liberation. I have worked with a range of organisations to deliver inclusive education events and initiatives, including the British Library, Nottingham Contemporary, Surviving Society podcast, The Lit Collective Sheffield, NextSteps Bristol, and the Harris Federation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

English Literature, BA, De Montfort University Leicester

English Literature, PhD, Black feminism in a neoliberal world: resistance in contemporary Black women's fiction, University of Leeds

World Literature, MA, University of Warwick