Pauline Dodgson-Katiyo was formerly Head of English at Newman University and Dean of the School of Arts and Letters at Anglia Ruskin University. She has research interests in African literature, particularly Zimbabwean and Somali, and contemporary women's writing. She has taught modern and contemporary literature, critical theory, postcolonial literature and African cinema at several universities. At the beginning of her career, she worked in teaching, curriculum development and educational broadcasting in Zimbabwe. She is co-editor of Rites of Passage in Postcolonial Women's Writing (with Gina Wisker) and Emerging Perspectives on Yvonne Vera (with Helen Cousins). She recently returned to Anglia Ruskin University to complete a PhD by Published Work.