Professor Elleke Boehmer | University of Oxford

Professor Elleke Boehmer

Professor of World Literature in English; Fellow of Wolfson College


Professor Boehmer's research focuses on questions of migration, identity and resistance in both post-colonial literature and writing of the colonial period, in particular of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

She was a Man Booker International Prize Judge for 2013-2015, and is Associate Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College.


  • World and international literature in English, including the writers Salman Rushdie, JM Coetzee, Chinua Achebe, Arundhati Roy, Les Murray, and Alice Munro
  • Empire, globalisation, and masculinity in modern writing
  • Nobel, Man Booker, and other prizes in literature
  • Migration and diaspora
  • Postcolonial theory

Media experience

Professor Boehmer has experience of working the media.