I have lived in Zambia, South Africa, the UK and Australia and have degrees from the Universities of Cape Town, East Anglia and New South Wales. My PhD (UNSW) was a postcolonial reading of the works of J.M. Coetzee and André Brink. I have held academic positions at UNSW and Monash Universities; and have been Distinguished Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at the University of Copenhagen (2009) and R. Marika Chair of Australian Studies at the University of Cologne (2013).
I am on the editorial board of Journal of Commonwealth Literature and The Literary Encyclopedia(online resource).
I have published numerous journal articles on postcolonial, Australian and South African literature (see Publications for details of books, book chapters and other publications) and have an ARC Discovery Grant entitled “Rethinking the Victim: Gendered Violence in Australian Women’s Writing” with Assoc. Prof. Anne Brewster (UNSW) from 2014.