SOAS University of London

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Katarzyna Kubin

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Katarzyna Kubin
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Thesis title:
Affects of Shame: Questions of Authorial Ethics in Contemporary Postcolonial Writing and Film
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I am a PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, based at the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS). I completed my MA Degree at the University of Sussex (School of English, Literature and Philosophy Programme, 2013), where I wrote my thesis on Zoë Wicomb’s novel, David's Story. I received my BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania in the USA (2003), with a focus on Cultural Anthropology, African Studies and Francophone Studies. I also hold an MSc Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (Development Studies and Social Anthropology, 2004).

I am also co-founder and current Executive Board member of the Foundation for Social Diversity (FSD), a non-government organisation based in Warsaw, Poland, that deals with issues of migration, equality and social diversity.

Research Interests

My PhD explores how affect manifests in selected postcolonial texts, with the aim of critically engaging with key issues in postcolonial theory, such as: the victim/oppressor binary, identity, representation, and authorial ethics.

My current disciplinary interests span postcolonial theory, African studies, affect theory, ethics and cultural studies.


Below selected relevant publications.  An expanded list of my publications to date is available here:



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  • SOAS, English Studies, 2016-2017, Undergraduate core module: “Ways of Reading: Introduction to Critical Theory”

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