School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Staff Profile

Dr Jack Webb

Research Associate

Background

Jack studied at the University of Liverpool (BA, MA, PhD) before taking up a position as Stipenidary Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. He moved to Newcastle from the University of Manchester where he was Lecturer in Modern British History.

Research

Broadly, Jack's research interests centre around decolonisation in the Atlantic World. His PhD and ensuing book consider representations of Haiti in the British-Victorian imagination. As a 'decolonised', 'black', nation state, this country often reminded the British of the fragility of their own imperial projects. I am now researching how Caribbean people in Britain worked to effect decolonisation (both in the formal and informal senses) by focussing on the British-based Caribbean publishers and educators.

Teaching

In Semester Two, I am teaching on the second-year module Fictions of Migration.

Publications