Dr. Elizabeth Jackson

Senior Lecturer, Literatures in English

Room 312A

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 868-662-2002 x 83032

Email: elizabeth.jackson @sta.uwi.edu

I am a specialist in South Asian and South Asian diasporic literature, though I have also taught a range of courses in British and American literature at UWI since 2011 and previously at the University of London. My research interests include gender and the construction of identity in various cultural contexts. Having published two single-authored books on Indian women’s writing (Feminism and Contemporary Indian Women’s Writing, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; Muslim Indian Women Writing in English, Peter Lang, 2017), I have a forthcoming single-authored book with Brill entitled Global Childhoods and Cosmopolitan Identities in Literature. I have also contributed essays to edited collections, as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles published in ARIEL, the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, and the South Asian Review, among other journals. I am interested in supervising postgraduate research on subjects from South Asian, South Asian diasporic, British, American, and cosmopolitan literature, including projects with a focus on gender, on ethical issues, and on the construction and representation of cultural identity. 


  • PhD, Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK)
  • MA with Distinction, Open University (UK)
  • BA, Smith College (USA)

Research Interests

  • South Asian and South Asian diasporic literature
  • Gender
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Globalization and the emergence of cosmopolitan experiences and perspectives
  • The construction of cultural identity
  • Literary explorations of ethical issues

Featured Work

Courses Taught

  • LITS 1002 Introduction to Prose Fiction
  • LITS 2106 Origins and Development of American Literary Prose
  • LITS 2108 Modern American Literary Prose
  • LITS 3704 Tradition and Change in Modern Literature A
  • LITS 3801 Indian Literature in English
  • LITS 3802 Literature of the Indian Diaspora

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