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Daniel Chukwuemeka

Cotutelle PhD Candidate in African Postcolonial Literature and Culture, University of Bristol

I am a cotutelle PhD candidate in African Postcolonial Literature and Culture at the University of Bristol, UK and Macquarie University, Australia. My doctoral research project investigates the intersections between literature, culture and economics using examples drawn from the Nigerian e-fraud text.

Funded in Bristol by the Faculty of Arts Scholarships, and in Macquarie by the International Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship (i/MQRES), my research is supervised by Prof. Madhu Krishnan and Prof. Andrew Bennett (Bristol), and Prof. Hsu-Ming Teo (Macquarie).

I have taught English and literature courses in Nigeria (University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu), England (University of Bristol and Bournemouth University) and Australia (Macquarie University, Sydney), and have also worked with Oxford Dictionaries as a language editor in Hamburg, Germany. I was also a visiting graduate research fellow at Carleton University, Canada.

My academic writings have appeared in the Journal of the African Literature Association, Research in African Literatures, Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, The Black Scholar, and Wasafiri. I am currently co-editing a special issue forthcoming in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing. My public scholarships have been published in Brittle Paper, and The Conversation.

I am generally interested in global postcolonial literatures, African and Black diasporic literatures, economic humanities, race and ethnic studies, and gender and minority studies.

My next project will focus on the connections between economics and racialism as registered in the contemporary diasporic African novel. It will examine what recent African diasporic novels have to say about how Black migrants navigate socioeconomic mobility in a world where Blackness has been conditioned by the legacies of racial capitalism.