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Dr Josie GillBA (Sheffield), MA (Nottingham), PhD (Cantab)

Lecturer in Black British Writing of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Josie Gill

Dr Josie GillBA (Sheffield), MA (Nottingham), PhD (Cantab)

Lecturer in Black British Writing of the 20th and 21st Centuries

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External positions

Communications Officer, British Society for Literature and Science

7 Apr 2014 → …

Research interests

My research interests are in contemporary literature, particularly Black British and African American writing.  My current  project examines the relationship between scientific and fictional engagements with race in Britain and the United States since the 1970s. From 2016-2017 I was Principal Investigator of the AHRC funded project 'Literary Archaeology': Exploring the Lived Environment of the Slave, which brought together archaeological scientists, creative writers and literary scholars to develop a new, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the lives of enslaved people.  

Research Interests

Black British writing; contemporary British fiction; genetics and literature; epigenetics, slavery and race; postcolonial literature and theory; racial science and medicine; science writing; historical fiction; African American literature.



I currently teach on the following units:

Approaches to Poetry (Y1)

Critical Issues (Y1)

Contemporary Literature and Science (Y3)

Contemporary Writing (Y1)

Black British Literature (Y2)

Contemporary Literature (MA)

I would welcome enquiries from students interested in pursuing doctoral work on Black British writing, contemporary literature or literature and science.





Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Centre for Black Humanities
  • Health Science and Technology

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Postal address:
3-5 Woodland Road
United Kingdom