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Marika Preziuso

Discipline: Literature

Marika Preziuso was awarded a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Caribbean Diaspora, at the Department of English, Birkbeck College, University of London, in 2009. Marika has taught courses on Comparative Literature, and Caribbean Literature at the University of London, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) Leuven, Belgium, London Metropolitan University, and at Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, in Mexico. She has traveled and researched extensively in the Caribbean region. She sits on the Committee for the Graduate Students’ Program of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA). As a 2010-2011 Fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, she is currently writing her first book titled Mapping the Lived-Imagined Caribbean: Counter-Geographies of Hybridity in the Literature from the Caribbean Diaspora. In addition to the book she is working on at the VFH, Marika is currently co-editing a collection titledPerspectives on the ‘Migrant Cosmopolitans’: Transcultural Narratives of Contemporary Postcoloniality. The collection offers an array of views on contemporary art, music, performance, and literature as they challenge the latest discourses that define migrant cultures in terms of ‘global cosmopolitanism’.