Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford

Internationally known for her research in postcolonial writing and theory and the literature of empire, Elleke Boehmer (BA(Hons), MPhil (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)) currently works on questions of migration, identity and resistance in both postcolonial literature and writing of the colonial period, in particular of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Elleke Boehmer's main supervisory interests include anti-colonialism since 1870; life-writing and auto-biography; modernism, masculinity and empire; and the cross-overs between feminism and nationalism in colonial and postcolonial writing.

A Rhodes Scholar (1985-88), Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English, a Professorial Governing Body Fellow at Wolfson College, and Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson. Elleke writes both fiction and non-fiction, cultural history and criticism. For more on Elleke Boehmer's fiction please visit www.ellekeboehmer.com

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford