Dr. Madeline Clements is a Senior Lecturer in English Studies at Teesside University and specialises in postcolonial writing, and in Pakistani literature in English in particular. Prior to joining Teesside University in 2015, she worked as Assistant Professor in English at Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan. She studied for her BA in English language and Literature at Christ Church, University of Oxford and for two MA degrees at the University of London. Her PhD on contemporary South Asian Muslim fiction, completed under the supervision of Professor Peter Morey at the University of East London, was awarded in 2014.
Madeline is the author of a monograph, Writing Islam from a South Asian Muslim Perspective: Rushdie, Hamid, Aslam, Shamsie (Palgrave, 2015). Her articles have been published in journals including Sohbet, Wasafiri and the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, and book chapters have appeared in edited volumes including Contesting Islamophobia: Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Media, Culture and Politics (I B Tauris, 2017) and Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora: secularism, religion, representations (Routledge 2014). She is currently Associate Editor for the Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Co-Investigator for a QR Global Challenges Research Fund project entitled Women Writing South Asia: Pakistan Perspective (Teesside University 2020-21).
Her current research pertains to the literary and visual representation of Christian lives and identities in Pakistan from 1947 to the present. She is open to requests for PhD supervision, and welcomes invitations to collaborate on future research projects.