Professor of World Literature in English
Director, Oxford Centre for Life Writing
Affiliation: Faculty of English, Oxford Centre for Life Writing
Expert in: Migration narratives, representations, and public opinion; Postcolonial literary studies; Identity
Geographic focus: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, UK
Boehmer’s research explores issues of migration, identity, reception, nation, race and gender representation; and world literature and postcolonial debates, particularly relating to sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and contemporary Britain.