Elleke Boehmer

elleke boehmer

Elleke Boehmer 

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.


Happy to be contacted by policymakers, journalists, scholars or prospective students

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