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

Steering Committee

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
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  • Room: 394
  • Academic Support Hours: Mondays 4-5; Fridays 4-5
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
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  • Room: 463
  • Academic Support Hours: Thu 11.30-12.30 & Fri 2-3 (booking: see Biography)

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
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  • Room: 470
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, 14:00-15:00 and Thursdays, 09:30-10:30

Professorial Research Associates

Professor 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

Dr Katie Reid
Senior Teaching Fellow
Dr Katie Reid

Expertise in/Research interests include: Critical Theory, curatorial practice in the ethics and philosophies of literature, with a focus on African cultural production & literary activism; the intersect of global literary & visual cultures (inc. the graphic novel, comics, & pulp fiction); South African writer, editor and reflexive art critic Ivan Vladislavić. Founder and Editorial Director of the blog, Africa in Words.

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  • Room: 463
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment – email

Research Associates