Georgia studied English Literature in the American college of Greece (Deree) before moving to Edinburgh University to complete an MSc in Comparative Literature (2004) and a PhD on West African Literature and the transatlantic slave trade (2009). She held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) in 2010, and a postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the English department in 2011.
Georgia’s research interests lie on the field of post-colonial literature and theory, particularly topics such as representations of belonging and ethnicity, violence and resistance, gender issues, and trans-nationalism. She has published articles and book chapters on contemporary West African literature, particularly on issues of trauma, subalternity, and hospitality. A revised version of her thesis on West-African authors and the representation of slavery is to be submitted as a monograph to Palgrave Macmillan Press, under the tentative title Breaking the Silence: West African Literature and the History of Slavery. She is currently working on a project that examines the importance of “community”, as a theoretical configuration and as a political necessity, for an ethics and politics of reading in a postcolonial context.
This article was published on Sep 12, 2011