Sarah Lawson Welsh

Reader & Associate Professor in English & Postcolonial Literatures, York St John University

I have a first class BA Honours in English and American literature from the University of Kent (1987) and a PhD in Caribbean Language and Literature from the Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick (1991). I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FSHEA). My main areas of research activity and expertise are Caribbean Food Studies, Caribbean literature, Dub poetry, oral tradition and Caribbean language politics (the subject of my PhD thesis), Black British writing, postcolonial pedagogies and decolonizing the curriculum. I work across a number of disciplines including literature, language, history and cultural studies. My research publications can be accessed at https://yorksj.academia.edu/DrSarahLawsonWelsh
My new book, Food,Text and Culture in the Caribbean, will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in early 2019.

Experience

  • –present
    Reader & Associate Professor in English & Postcolonial Literatures, York St John University

Education

  • 1991 
    Warwick University, PhD Caribbean Studies