Deborah Nyangulu

Deborah Nyangulu is a postdoctoral researcher affiliated with the Research Training Group, “Contradiction Studies: Constellations, Heuristics and Concepts of the Contradictory”at the University of Bremen where she is working on a postdoc project (Habilitationsschift) titled Contradiction, Hashtag Activism, and Pluriversal Knowledge Production. Deborah studied for her BA (English and Classics) at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College where she graduated with a thesis on The Rationale for Africa’s Cultural Revival in Alex Haley’s Roots. Deborah read for a PhD in English Philology at the University of Münster and a Master of Arts in National and Transnational Studies: Literature, Language and Culture at the same university.  Her interdisciplinary PhD thesis, Big Man Aesthetics: Masculinity, Power, and Contemporary African Literature examined allegorical significations of the trope of the Big Man and situates the trope in its transnational, transgender, transcultural, and transcontinental manifestations with the study broadening the scope of both comparative masculinity studies and cultural studies. Deborah has co-edited the interdisciplinary volume Locating African European Studies (Routledge) and is currently guest editing a special issue dedicated to Namwali Serpell’s novel The Old Drift which will appear in the journal Research in African Literatures (RAL). Other work has appeared in the volume From Marx to Global Marxism: Eurocentrism, Resistance, Postcolonial Criticism and RAL