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Janet Remmington

Research Associate, Humanities Research Centre (and African Literature Department, University of the Witwatersrand), University of York

Research Associate at the University of York, UK, and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. My qualifications include a PhD from the University of York and Masters degrees in African Studies (University of Oxford), Creative Writing (Royal Holloway, University of London), English Literature (University of Cape Town) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies in Publishing (Oxford Brookes University). I was lead editor of the 2018 NIHSS award-winning volume 'Sol Plaatje's Native Life in South Africa: Past and Present' (Wits Press, 2016), together with Brian Willan and Bhekizizwe Peterson. My book in progress is on Black South African Travel, Textual Cultures, and the Politics of Mobility. I have published in a wide range of journals and books on literary and intellectual history of South Africa and African travel studies. My research is complemented by my work as an editorial director in academic publishing with a keen interest in the humanities and Africa.


  • –present
    Associate, Humanities Research Centre, University of York


  • 2021 
    University of York, PhD / English and Related Literature