Claire Chambers

Senior Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York

Claire Chambers is Senior Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York, where she teaches and researches modern literature from South Asia, the Arab world, and their diasporas.

She is the author of British Muslim Fictions: Interviews with Contemporary Writers and the monograph Britain Through Muslim Eyes: Literary Representations of Muslims in Britain, 1780-1988. Both texts in this two-book series are published by Palgrave Macmillan, and supported by funding from the British Academy and Arts and Humanities Research Council.

She has published widely in such journals as Postcolonial Text, Crossings, and Contemporary Women’s Writing. Claire is also Co-editor of the Journal of Commonwealth Literature.

Her interest in the literature of the Indian subcontinent and ‘the Muslim world’ was originally ignited by the year she spent prior to university teaching in Peshawar, Pakistan. It continues to be informed by return visits to the subcontinent, and by engagement work with diasporic communities.