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Dr Hannah Boast

Hannah Boast joined Warwick in 2019 as Leverhulme Early Career Fellow. She is working on a project called Water Crisis and World Literature, examining representations of water crisis 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, where she completed a co-supervised PhD with Geography at University of Sheffield funded by a White Rose studentship. She also 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 various aspects of literature and environmental politics in Green Letters, Jewish Quarterly, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing and has work forthcoming in Textual Practice.

Her wider interests include resource politics, cultural geography, political ecology, history and theory of environmentalism, food studies, critical animal studies, feminist and queer theory, ecopoetry and popular culture.

At Birmingham and York she convened the modules Feminist Killjoys, Modern Arabic Literature and Twenty-First Century Literature. She is not teaching this academic year, but encourages Warwick students and postgraduates to get in touch if they want to discuss projects in her research areas.

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