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Roxanne Douglas


Roxanne is now a Teaching Fellow with the English and Comparative Literary Studies Department. She was recently an Early Career IAS Fellow and completed her PhD with the English and Comparative Literary Studies Department at the University of Warwick in 2020.

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Roxanne will be running the Undergraduate Feminist Reading Group in 2020/21, and will be co-leading the PGR-Staff Feminist Reading Group with Esthie Hugo. Please do get in touch if you are interested in either of these.

Roxanne's research focuses on Arab feminist writing, including feminisms and international feminisms, postcolonial studies, protest, embodiment, place and space theory, gender and queer theory, gothic literature, and zombie fiction.

She is currently co-editing and contributing to An "Other" Zombie Project: Decolonising the Undead with Dr Giulia Champion and Prof. Stephen Shapiro.

Roxanne presented several papers based on my research across the UK since 2015, including Sexual Violence and the City: A Short History of Gender Violence Among Protestors in the 2011 Cairo Uprisings for 'Fifty Years of Revolution: Gender, Race and Resistance 1968-2018' held at the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York (May 2018); as well as Fear Writing: the Gothic in Contemporary Arab Women's Writing for the 14th Annual Postgraduate Symposium in the English and Comparative Literary Studies Department (May 2018).

Roxanne was a participant in the 2019 'Lebanon Dissertation Summer Institute’ in association with American University of Beirut’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) and the Arab Studies Institute. This includes 1 year research affiliation with CAMES.

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Roxanne will be teaching Modes of Reading in 20/21.

She will also continue her role as the Academic Writing Support Officer for the English and Comparative Literature department. This provision is designed to offer students constructive and targeted individual support to help them develop their academic writing and build on tutor feedback; students can make an appointment here to access this provision.

She is touched to have won the 2017/18 WATE Award for Postgraduates who Teach, and sincerely thanks the students and colleagues who nominated her.

Roxanne also runs several workshops with the Academic Development Centre, including a 'Window on Teaching' session on supporting UG writing (video forthcoming), on integrating risk into the classroom to benefit mental health, and on using stand-up comedy techniques in seminar teaching.