Professor Ato Quayson FBA

African and postcolonial literature; comparative work on tragedy across various literary traditions; disability and its representations; modern diaspora and transnational studies; urban studies

Elected 2019

Corresponding Fellow

Current post

Professor of English, Stanford University

Past appointments

New York University Professor of English

Aug 2017 - Aug 2019

University of Toronto University Professor, Professor of English, and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies

Jan 2005 - Jan 2017

University of Cambridge Reader in Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature

Jan 1995 - Jan 2005

What is postcolonial literature?

Professor Ato Quayson FBA

Professor Ato Quayson explores the origins of the term postcolonialism and how we define postcolonial literature.

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