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 Rachel Harris

Chair of the Centre for English Studies

Dr Amina Yaqin

Steering Committee

Kai Easton
Senior Lecturer in English
Kai Easton

Colonial and postcolonial studies, especially South African literature (the Cape, Wicomb, Coetzee); gender and the culture of travel; Indian Ocean diasporas; theories of fiction and history.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4373
  • Email: ke@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 394
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment
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: sp52@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 463
  • Academic Support Hours: Wed 10-11, Thu 2-3 (online booking: see Biography)

Amina Yaqin
Senior Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies; Chair of Centre
Amina Yaqin
Urdu language and literature; post-colonial literature and theory; gender studies; South Asian literatures in English; feminism in a Third World context; gender and politics in Pakistan
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4305
  • Email: ay@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 470
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 13.30pm-14.30pm; Friday 13.30-14.30pm

Professorial Research Associates

Koo Yew Lie
Professorial Research Associate
Professor Koo Yew Lie

Applied linguistics and literacy in language education and society, The cultural politics of language, knowledge production, language and literacy education in multilingual contexts, Global English in the internationalisation of higher education countries, Higher Education in Malaysia and ASEA.


Teaching Fellows