Kate Houlden

Kate Houlden is a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, and her work focuses on questions of gender and sexuality in post-war Caribbean literature. Before joining Anglia Ruskin, Kate held a permanent lectureship at Liverpool John Moores University, and a one-year teaching fellowship at the University of Surrey. She has also taught at Queen Mary, University of London, where she did her AHRC-funded PhD.

Kate is one of the founders of the international World Literature Network and her current research focuses on the intersections between queer studies, transnational feminism and world-literature. She has an essay just out in Women: A Cultural Review on queer and world-literary approaches to the work of Anna Kavan, and is developing her next book, Queering World Literature.

Her monograph Sexuality, Gender and Nationhood in Caribbean Literature appeared in 2016, and a co-edited collection on Popular Postcolonialisms is to follow in 2018 (both with Routledge). She has published essays in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Memory Studies, Interventions, the Journal of West Indian Literature and English Studies in Africa as well as a range of collections.