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Professor Letizia Gramaglia - Head of Academic Development

Letizia Gramaglia

Professor Letizia Gramaglia is Head of Academic Development and Director of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA). She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow, and has led educational projects on inclusive pedagogies and assessment. She is responsible for the strategic leadership of development for academic staff who teach, ensuring alignment with institutional priorities and sector trends.

She has established a close partnership with the Monash Education Academy and has contributed to the development of an AdvanceHE accredited scheme for professional recognition of teaching in HE at Monash University.

Her disciplinary background is in post-colonial studies, with a research focus on Indo-Caribbean literature and history of mental health institutions in the Caribbean. She was an Associate Fellow of the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies.

Book chapters

“Migration and Mental Illness in the British West Indies 1838-1900: The Cases of Trinidad and British Guiana” in Migration, Health and Ethnicity in the Modern World, Catherine Cox and Hilary Marland (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, November 2013, pp.61–82.

Letizia Gramaglia and Joseph Jackson, “The Broad Breast of the Land: Indo-Caribbean Ecofeminism and Mahadai Das” in Mariam Pirbhai and Joy Mahabir (eds.), Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women’s Literature New York: Routledge, 2013, pp. 121-137.

“A Forced Indianness: An Interview with David Dabydeen” in Pak’s Britannica, ed. Lynne Macedo. University of the West Indies Press, Kingston, 2011, pp. 173-183.

“Colonial Psychiatry in British Guiana” in Configuring Madness: Representation, Context & Meaning, ed. Kimberly White, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009, pp. 191-206.

Letizia Gramaglia and Erin Somerville. “Eco, Feminism: Indo Caribbean Women and Nature” in Chris Campbell and Erin Somerville (eds.) ‘What is the Earthly Paradise?’: Ecocritical Responses to the Caribbean. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007, pp. 149-166.

Journal Articles

‘Being Metrics Mindful’ in SEDA Paper 125 Our Days Are Numbered: Metrics, Managerialism, and Academic Development, ed. Veronica Bamber. SEDA, November 2020, pp. 54-56.

Gramaglia, Letizia and McIntosh, Malachi (2013) “Censorship, Selvon and Caribbean Voices: ‘Behind the Humming Bird’ and the Caribbean Literary Field” in Wasafiri: Caribbean, African, Asian and Associated Literatures in English, Volume 28 (Number 2). pp. 48-54.

Scholarly Introductions

“Dr. Robert Grieve (1839-1906). An ‘Apostle of Science.” Introduction to a new edition of Robert Grieve’s The Asylum Journal (1881-1886), The Caribbean Press, January 2010, pp. xiii-xxxii.

Introduction to a new edition of J.E. Jenkins’s The Coolie: his Rights and Wrongs (1871), The Caribbean Press, January 2010, pp. xi-xxiv.


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