CHAIR | Radhika Mohanram


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SECRETARY | Melissa Kennedy

is professor of English culture and literature at the
University College of Education of Upper Austria and privatdozentin at the University of Vienna. Her work brings critiques of economic inequality, precarity and poverty to postcolonial literary study. Her recent publications include a monograph, Narratives of Inequality: Postcolonial Literary Economics (Palgrave, 2017), a co-edited collection with Helga Ramsey-Kurz, Uncommon Wealths in Postcolonial Fiction (Brill, 2017), and essays on postcolonial economics in Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour, Rights (Palgrave, 2016) and the Bloomsbury Handbook of Postcolonial Studies (forthcoming, 2017).



TREASURER Miasol Eguíbar-Holgado

Miasol Eguíbar-Holgado, holds a degree in English Philology from the University of Oviedo in Spain. In 2011, she followed a master’s degree on American Literatures in Trinity College, Dublin and she completed her PhD in 2015, for which she received a pre-doctoral scholarship from the regional government of Asturias. Her research focuses on Afro-Canadian diasporic literatures and postcolonial/decolonial speculative fiction. She currently works as an Assistant Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Oviedo and is a member of the research group “Intersections: Contemporary Literatures, Cultures and Theories”.


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Devika Karnad is a final year PhD student in English Literature at Cardiff University. She completed her Bachelors in English from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and her Masters in English from Mumbai University. Her research interests are in Indian women’s writing, literary representations of women and feminism, and the relationship of the text to its political, cultural and religious contexts. These interests form the core of her PhD project, which is a study of the representation of peripheral maternal characters and alternative women’s agencies in Indian women’s writing from 1980-2010, in the context of Hindu fundamentalism and (economic) neoliberalism.



FORMER CHAIR | Isabel Carrera Suárez

teaches at the University of Oviedo. Her research focuses on the intersections between postcolonialism and feminism, with recent work centred on urban writing. She has published widely on postcolonial literatures, particularly Canadian, Caribbean and Australian. She was Co-Chair of two EACLALS conferences (1996, 2017) and has been visiting scholar at Calgary University, U. of Toronto, U. of Adelaide, King’s College London, among others. She currently leads the research group Intersections, which is part of the Marie Curie ITN GRACE, and is editor of the European Journal of English Studies (EJES).