About our Researchers

 Felicity Hand

Felicity Hand is senior lecturer in the English Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She teaches post-colonial literature and history and culture of Britain and the US.

Her research is focussed mainly on the South Asian diaspora, especially in the South West Indian Ocean.  Felicity is currently the head of the research project funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Rhizomatic Communities: Myths of belonging in the Indian Ocean World  (PGC2018-095648-B-100). She is also editor of the electronic journal Indi@logs. Spanish Journal of India Studies


“From Cane Cutters and Traders to Citizens and Writers”, in Relations and Networks in South African Indian Writing (eds) Felicity Hand & Esther Pujolràs-Noguer, Leiden & Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2018, pp 1-14. (with Esther Pujolràs i Noguer)

“Daku or Dukan? Surviving Within and Without the Indian Community of Durban”, in Relations and Networks in South African Indian Writing (eds) Felicity Hand & Esther Pujolràs-Noguer,Leiden & Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2018, pp 37-55.

«Relations and Networks in South African Indian Writing»,  Leiden & Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2018 (co-editor with Esther Pujolràs i Noguer)  DOI10.1163/9789004365032

“Narrative Empathy in Dr. Goonam’s Coolie Doctor and Zubeida Jaffer’s Our Generation“, Life Writing, Vol. 15, No 4, 2018, pp 561-576. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14484528.2018.1426969 

“Picking Up the Crumbs of England’:  East African Asians in Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s Autobiographies”, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol. 53, Issue 1, 2018, pp 61-77.  DOI: 10.1177/0021989416652646  

In/visible Traumas: Healing, Loving, Writing, UAB Digital Deposit.  2018. (co-editor with Esther Pujolràs-Noguer) https://ddd.uab.cat/record/195164

“Coping with Khandaanity in Diaspora Spaces: South Asian Women in East Africa”, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 70, May 2015, pp 13-40.

«Searching For New Scripts: Gender Roles in Memory of Departure»Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction,  Vol 56, Nº 2, 2015, pp 223-240.  DOI:   10.1080/00111619.2014.884991

“The Maji Maji Rebellion Re-visited”, in Reviewing Imperial Conflicts, eds. Ana Cristina Mendes and Cristina Baptista, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, pp 49-59.

“Forging an Identity Through Popular Culture: Seggae in Mauritius”, Culture and Power: Mapping Identities and Identification Processes: Approaches From Cultural Studies, Eds. Eduardo de Gregorio & Ángel Mateos-Aparicio,   New York & Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013, pp 235-248.

“Becoming Foreign: Tropes of Migrant Identity in Three Novels by Abdulrazak Gurnah”,  Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing, Ed. Jonathan P. Sell,  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp 39-58 

«Abdulrazak Gurnah», The Literary Encyclopedia, 15 August 2012

Desertion by Abdulrazak Gurnah”, The Literary Encyclopedia, 9 July 2011

Impossible Burdens: East African Asian Women’s Memoirs”,   Research in African Literatures, Vol. 42, Nº 3, 2011, pp 100-116. DOI: 10.1353/ral.2011.0065

“Lindsey Collen: the Courage To Be Parochial”, Wasafiri.  Special Issue on Indian Ocean Writing.  Spring 2011.

Desertion by Abdulrazak Gurnah”, The Literary Encyclopedia, 9 July 2011

“From Inscrutable Indians to Asian Africans”, India in the World. Ed. Antonia Navarro Tejero. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011.

“When Capitulation is Resistance: Lindsey Collen’s The Rape of Sita”, El cuerpo en mente. Versiones del ser desde el pensamiento contemporáneo,  eds. Mireia Calafell & Aina Pérez, Barcelona: Editorial UOC, 2011.  pp 437-445.

 “Untangling Stories and Healing Rifts: Abdulrazak Gurnah´s By the Sea”,  Research in African Literatures, Vol. 41, Nº 2, 2010, pp 74-92.  DOI: 10.1353/ral.0.0246

«Lindsey Collen«. The Literary Encyclopedia. 26 August 2010.

The Subversion of Class and Gender Roles in the Novels of Lindsey Collen. Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.