Dr. Agnes Woolley

Email: a.woolley@bbk.ac.uk

 

 

Bio:

Dr Agnes Woolley is Lecturer in Transnational Literature and Migration Cultures at Birkbeck, University of London. Agnes works on the literature and culture of migration, with a special interest in forced migration and displacement. Her research is interdisciplinary and collaborative, drawing on refugee and diaspora studies as well as literary and cultural methodologies. She is the author of Contemporary Asylum Narratives: Representing Refugees in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and has published extensively on asylum, refugee arts, climate change and contemporary literature. Her current research examines the interrelationship between contemporary screen cultures and geopolitical refugee discourses in the forthcoming book Moving Images: Refugees in Contemporary Screen Culture (Bloomsbury, forthcoming, 2022). She is a regular contributor to openDemocracy, reporting on migration issues and works with grassroots refugee organisations in London.