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PhD Students
Estie Hugo

Estie is a PhD student in Comparative Literature. She is currently working on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which investigates World Literature through the commodity frontiers of the 20th century (see more here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/people/niblettmike/worldlit/). Her PhD project investigates the histories of women's work in the sugar and palm oil industries, as mediated in Nigerian, British and Caribbean fiction.

Giulia Champion

Giulia is a PhD candidate in the department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. Her research focuses on environmental decolonial studies and looks at literature from former British, French, Portuguese and Spanish colonies in most of the Caribbean and parts of Latin America and Africa. The primary goal of her thesis is to theorise "literary cannibalism" as a set of practices through world-ecology and historical materialism, in order to consider past, present, and future issues related to the regions' socio-political and economic developments and environmental challenges and their representation in cultural productions.
Supervisors: Professor Neil Lazarus and Dr. Fabienne Viala

Liz Egan (2019-), 'Constructing and Challenging Creole Whiteness in Jamaica, 1865-1938',

AHRC-funded M4C studentship

Supervisor: Professor David Lambert

PhD Scholarship students
Aleema Gray (2018-)

'Living in Babylon: An oral history of the Rastafarian movement in Britain 1948-2016',

Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies/Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarship student in History. Supervisors: Professor David Lambert and Dr Meleisa Ono-George.

Natasha Bondre (2016-)

Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies/Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarship student in English. Supervisor: Dr Mike Niblett.

Laëtitia Saint-Loubert (2014-18)

Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies/Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarship student in Hispanic Studies. Supervisor: Dr Fabienne Viala.

Laetitia's research investigated Caribbean literature in translation and looked at how Caribbean literature circulates within, asPicture well as outside, the region. Her thesis, ‘The Caribbean in translation: remapping thresholds of dislocation’, invited a reading of translation both as a literary, linguistic practice and as a transnational expression of cross-cultural Caribbean negotiations. She conducted a research project in Puerto-Rico (funded by the Gad Heuman travel bursary) during which she was affiliated with the Instituto de Estudios del Caribe and worked for a local publisher. This field work examined the role that translation plays in the literary production of the region, (re)situating local practices within the wider, global networks of Caribbean literary circulation.

Laetitia currently teaches literature and translation at the Université de la Réunion (ATER), in addition to being a practising literary translator.

Kimberley Thomas (2013- 2019)

Kimberley Thomas with supervisor David Lambert and examiners Christer Petley and Tim Lockley

Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies/Warwick Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarship student in History. Supervisor: Professor David Lambert.

'"Oh, the trials! the trials! they make the salt water come into my eyes": Slaves and salt in the Caribbean, 1680-1850'

Kimberley is pictured here with supervisor David Lambert and examiners Christer Petley (left) and Tim Lockley (far right).

MA student
Kandasia Kendall

(2015 - 2016)