Dr. Aisha T. Spencer is currently Acting Head of The Department of Literatures in English, and Senior Lecturer in Language and Literature Education, in The Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She has been teaching language and literature for over twenty-three years and has been training prospective and current teachers for approximately eighteen years. A former Assistant Chief Examiner in Literatures in English, a chief adjudicator for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), and an External Examiner for The Joint Board of Teacher Education, Dr. Spencer is passionate about developing deeper levels of self-awareness and literary competence in individuals of all ages, through their engagement with literary texts. She is the co-editor of an anthology of Caribbean poetry, entitled ‘Give the Ball to the Poet’: A New Anthology of Caribbean Poetry and has published chapters and articles focused on Caribbean Children’s Literature, Literature Education, Postcolonialism, Gender and Love Studies in Caribbean female-authored short fiction texts. She is the Founder and Director of Jamaica’s first annual national poetry recitation competition, Talk the Poem.
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