Scott Newman

Scott is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literary Studies with a home department in English and is pursuing graduate certificates in African studies and critical theory.

Originally from Zimbabwe, Scott received his BA in English and French from Oxford Brookes University (2013) and completed an MSt in English at the University of Oxford (2014) with a thesis examining the work of Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o alongside British colonial education archives.

In addition, Scott spent one year studying at the Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and, more recently, he participated in the Institute for World Literature summer session at the University of Lisbon (2015) and the Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory at the University of Bologna (2016).

His broader research interests include modernism and the history of the novel; postcolonial and critical race theory; literatures of the global south; and Anglophone, Francophone, and Lusophone African writing.