SOAS University of London

Centre for English Studies, School of Arts

Centre for English Studies Staff

Head of the School of Arts 

Professor Shane McCausland

Learning & Teaching Coordinator

Dr Charlotte Horlyck

Research Coordinator

Dr Angela Impey

Chair of the Centre for English Studies

Dr Katie Reid

Dr Kai Easton
Chair, Senior Lecturer in English
Kai Easton

Cultures of travel (especially the Cape and the Indian Ocean; Australia; Sri Lanka); archives;  visual and material cultures; landscape; maritime history; South African fiction and non-fiction in English (Coetzee; Wicomb); intertextuality; auto/ biography

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4373
  • Email:
  • Room: 394
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment
Dr Sarah Pett
Lecturer in English
Sarah Pett

Modern and contemporary Anglophone literature, the medical humanities, and South African studies.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4384
  • Email:
  • Room: 463
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment

Dr Amina Yaqin
Reader in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies
Amina Yaqin
Urdu literature; Postcolonial literature and theory; gender studies; South Asian writing; Pakistani literature and culture; Multiculturalism; Muslim Studies
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4305
  • Email:
  • Room: 470
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment

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