Alison Donnell is Professor of Modern Literatures in English and Head of School of Literature, Creative Writing and Drama at the University of East Anglia. She has published widely on Caribbean, diasporic and black British writings and has been involved in a number of collaborative projects and publications with academics based in at the University of the West Indies, most recently co-editing The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature (Routledge, 2011) with Michael A. Bucknor. She is the General Editor of Caribbean Literature in Transition, 1800-2015 [3 volumes] with Cambridge University Press (2020). She is currently leading a Leverhulme Trust funded research project on ‘Caribbean Literary Heritage: recovering the lost past and safeguarding the future’ https://www.caribbeanliteraryheritage.com
Alison joined the Wasafiri board in 2011.