Personal profile

Personal profile

I have recently completed doctoral research as a fully-funded AHRC Techne scholar in the School of Humanities at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alongside my studies, I perform scholar-activism in an independent capacity as founder of Beyond Margins UK, consulting as a race equity and justice expert, running events and campaigns and designing strategies for UK HE institutions, museums, charities and other organisations. I am also the co-founder of Black in Arts and Humanities (BiAH), a global online network, alongside Dr Leighan Renaud, Dr Hannah Robbins, and Dr Amber Lascelles.

Research interests

My research interests include Caribbean/Black diasporic writing, neo-slave narratives, slavery and colonialism, postcolonial and decolonial theory, African ecocriticism and interspecies relationships. My research also includes multi-media/multi-sensory experimentations (text, sound, visuals, and other animating functions) as creative responses to neo-slave narratives.

My Current Research

I am currently investigating the relationship between the degradation of Black humanity and the desecration of the nonhuman world during slavery. I argue that counter-responses to Western anti-Black stereotypes in Anglophone Caribbean neo-slave narratives work to uncover historical mechanisms of interspecies violence and resistance on the plantation. 

Educational background

PhD [2019-23*] RHUL

MA by Research [2018] RHUL

BA, Hons [2017] RHUL

 

Affiliations

Member, Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)

Member, Society for Caribbean Studies (SCS)

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 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Keywords

  • Caribbean literature studies
  • Slavery and Literature
  • Neo-slave narratives
  • Caribbean Literature
  • Anti-Black stereotypes
  • Ecocriticism
  • decolonial theory