Hannah Boast joined Warwick in 2019 as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. She is working on a project called Water Crisis and World Literature, examining literature and hydropolitics across a range of national contexts.
She previously worked as Teaching Fellow in Contemporary and Postcolonial Literature at University of Birmingham and Associate Tutor at University of York. Her doctoral research was co-supervised between the Department of Geography at University of Sheffield and English and Related Literature at York, and was fully funded by a White Rose studentship. At York she coordinated the interdisciplinary AHRC-funded research network Imagining Jerusalem, c. 1099 to the Present Day.
Her first monograph, Hydrofictions: Water, Power and Politics in Israeli and Palestinian Literature is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press (2020). She has published on literature and environmental politics in Green Letters, Jewish Quarterly, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Textual Practice, and has work forthcoming in Humanities.
Her wider interests include feminist and queer theory, critical animal studies, food studies and popular culture.
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