Craig McLuckie

Craig McLuckie is a College Professor in the English Department. Born in Scotland, Craig was raised in South Africa, Canada and Scotland. Craig's commitment to the teaching and learner-centred mandate of Okanagan College is reflected in his scholarly work, especially in the purposely polyphonic and political design of the edited collections: Critical Perspectives on Dennis Brutus, Washington, DC: Three Continents Press, 1995 (with Patrick Colbert), Ken Saro-Wiwa: Writer and Activist, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1999 (with Aubrey McPhail) and Arthur Nortje: Poet and South African, Pretoria: University of South Africa P, 2005 (with Ross Tyner). He has published two monographs, one on Nigerian Literature (1990) and one on Scottish writer, William McIlvanney (Scottish Studies International 29 (Johannes Gutenberg U, 1999). His essays and interviews on South African, Scottish, Nigerian and Canadian literatures have appeared in Ariel (UCalgary), Research in African Literatures (Indiana U), College Literature (West Chester U), English in Africa (Rhodes U), Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society (Amsterdam), Black American Literature Forum (Indiana State U), Twentieth Century Literature (Hofstra U), Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (Universidad de la Laguna), Journal of the African Literature Association (Drexel U), and in Postcolonial African Writers (Greenwood P), The 1890s: An Encyclopedia of British Literature, Art and Culture (Garland P), Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe (Africa World P), and The Prairies: Lost and Found (St. John's College P).

Craig has been teaching in post secondary education for twenty-eight years. Resistant to the shallowness of capitalist models of education, Craig sees ownership of the process as central to a learner's success in education and in life.

With Jim Hamilton, John Lent, and Ross Tyner, Craig is a founding member of the Kalamalka Institute for Working Writers. An avid motorcyclist, Craig's travelling companion is a dog-eared copy of The Travels of Jose Di.