Sarah Stewart

University of Edinburgh

Shelter at the Border: Writing Back from the State of Exception

Academic History:

2015 - PhD, University of Edinburgh

2008 - 2010 MA Comparative Literature (First Class), University of Auckland

2007 BA (Hons) Comparative Literature (First Class), University of Auckland

2004 - 2006 BA English & Spanish, University of Auckland


Dr David Farrier

Dr Michelle Keown

Research Interests:

  • Postcolonial literature & theory
  • Literatures of displacement & asylum
  • Feminist & Queer theory
  • Indigenous & settler literatures of Abya Yala Latin America & Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Testimonio literature
  • Trauma
  • Human rights

Previous Research Projects:

Discursive Shelters: The Literary Resistance of Roseleen Walsh & Reinaldo Arenas

Research Assistant (2009) - Accumulation & Accountability: Translation of Documents referring to Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Reference to Leadership & Resource Management - Project Supervisor: Dr Kathryn Lehman, University of Auckland


AHRC DTP Studentship 2015 - 2018

University of Auckland Faculty of Arts Masters/Honours/PG Dip Scholarship


Senior Prize, Spanish (University of Auckland)

Contact Details:

Address: Department of English, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH

Work Tel No: 0131 651 5984


First published: 25 September 2015