Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies Members

Meet the people involved with the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies.

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Professor Emeritus Joan Anim-Addo

Joan’s research activities have been into Caribbean Literature and diaspora, women’s writing and Black presence in Europe.

Deputy Director

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Dr Marl'ene Edwin

Marl'ene Edwin has a PhD in English titled Orality in the Body of the Archive: Memorialising Representations of Creole Language and Culture in the Technologised Word.

As Deputy Director of the Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Studies she is currently engaged in research in creolistics and oral literature.  

She is the convenor for the postgraduate module Literature of the Caribbean and its Diasporas taught on the MA in Black British Literature and the MA Literary Studies: Caribbean Pathway. 


Advisory Board

Professor Les Back (Sociology)

Professor Claudia Bernard (STACS)

Professor Osita Okagbue (Theatre and Performance)

Dr Suzanne Scafe (London South Bank University)

Professor Raimi Gbadamosi (University of the Witwatersrand)


Dr Natasha Bonnelame (University of the Arts, London/National Theatre)

Dr Leila Kamali (Kings, University of London)

Dr Midori Saito (Uto) (Tsuru University, Japan)

Dr Tendai Marima

Dr Rachel Thompson

Dr Maria Gabriela Lopez Yanez (Facultad de Artes, Universidad Central del Ecuador)

Dr Nche Andzeuh Joan