Kiranpreet Kaur

Kiranpreet Kaur

Department of African Studies and Anthropology
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: Construction of African Identity: Politics of Memory and Cruelty in British and African Travel Narratives about Central Africa (1800-2015)
Supervisors: Dr Rebecca Jones, Dr Asha RogersDr Kate Skinner and Dr Katrien Pype.
PhD African Studies


My research project is the first comparative study of British travel narratives and African-authored travel narratives about Africa, focusing on the Congo as a key site of narrative representation.  It focuses on understanding the representational techniques employed by the genre and the British travel writers in the construction of African identity, and the African response to that constructed identity through Travel literature.

My research project is fully funded by BRIHC-DASA.