Dr Agnes Woolley

Personal profile

Agnes Woolley joined Royal Holloway in September, 2014 from the University of Lincoln. She has also taught at the Universities of Leeds and Derby. She completed her BA in English at the University of Leeds in 2003 and an MA in Comparative Literature: Africa/Asia from SOAS in 2004. After working in the voluntary sector and abroad, she completed her PhD at the University of Leeds in 2011.

Research interests

Her interests are in contemporary and postcolonial literature, theatre and film, with a focus on concepts of migration, diaspora and globalisation. She is working on developments in postcolonial ecocriticism, the ethics and politics of climate change and the relationship between literature and activism. She is a regular contributor to openDemocracy, reporting on migration issues.


EN2324: Contemporary Debates in Literary Theory 

EN1107: Re-Orienting the Novel

EN5316: Topics in Contemporary Literature 

EN2218/3218: Writing Migrant Identities

DT3500: Research Seminar: Seeking Asylum in the Twenty-First century


Postcolonial Studies Association

European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies


Fellow of The Higher Education Academy 

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