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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Erica Lombard is the postdoctoral research fellow on the Postcolonial Writers Make Worlds research project, which explores how reading literary texts shapes our sense of the world and ourselves. Educated in South Africa and the UK, she completed her DPhil at Oxford in 2015 with a thesis on white nostalgic writing of post-apartheid South Africa. Her current research focuses on questions of transition and transformation in South African literary publishing.

Her work has appeared in English in Africa and the Journal of Literary Studies, and she is co-editor with Benjamin Mountford and Dominic Davies of Fighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World (2017).


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Oxford