Siobhan Leigh McDonald

Siobhan Leigh McDonald

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Research overview

Siobhan studied English Literature at the universities of St Andrews (MA [Hons]), Sunderland (PGCE) and UAB (MA), spending three years teaching in Colombia and Tanzania between degrees. She was awarded the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities in 2018 for her PhD at St Andrews.

Her thesis is provisionally titled 'Food, Empire and the Creation of Postcolonial Identities'. Beginning in the nineteenth century and working up to the present, she intends to analyse a wide range of writing about Africa and/or by Africans - both fiction and non-fiction - to establish the significance of food and foodways as a topos through which postcolonial identities, both of the individual, community and nation, are created.