Claire Chambers joined the Department in October 2012 as Lecturer in Global Literatures and Convenor of the MA in Cultures of Empire, Resistance and Postcoloniality. Earlier, she worked for eight years as a senior lecturer in the School of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, and for four years before that as a part-time lecturer while writing her doctoral thesis.
She studied for her undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and completed her MA and PhD at the University of Leeds, where she also worked as a postgraduate tutor.
Claire is the author of British Muslim Fictions: Interviews with Contemporary Writers (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011). As well as her writing on literary representations of Muslims in Britain and South Asia, she is well known for her work on the Bengali writer Amitav Ghosh. She has published widely in such journals as Postcolonial Text, Contemporary Women’s Writing, and the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, and her research has been supported by grants from HEFCE, the AHRC, and British Academy.