Projects per year
My research focuses on contemporary literature, in particular on Black British, Caribbean and African American writing. I am interested in where and how literary and scientific ideas intersect with regard to questions of race. This interest has taken several forms: My book Biofictions: Race, Genetics and the Contemporary Novel (2020) explores how the contemporary novel has drawn upon and intervened in debates about race in late 20th and 21st century genetic science. From 2016-2017 I was Principal Investigator of the AHRC funded project 'Literary Archaeology': Exploring the Lived Environment of the Slave, which brought together archaeological scientists, creative writers and literary scholars to develop a new, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the lives of enslaved people. I’m also interested in how the current movement to decolonise universities might impact upon interdisciplinarity research and collaboration. I am Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Trust funded project 'Black Health and the Humanities' (2020-2022) located at the Centre for Black Humanities.
Black British writing; contemporary British fiction; genetics and literature; epigenetics, slavery and race; postcolonial literature and theory; racial science and medicine; science writing; historical fiction; African American literature.
I would welcome enquiries from students interested in pursuing doctoral work on Black British writing, contemporary literature or literature and science.
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Centre for Black Humanities
- Centre for Humanities Health and Science
- Migration Mobilities Bristol
25/04/16 → 31/07/16
Research Output per year
Research output: Book/Report › Authored book
Research output: Book/Report › Edited book
Activities per year