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Welcome Dr. Aisha Spencer

Join us as we welcome our new Acting Head of Department, Dr. Aisha Spencer!

Dr. Spencer is a 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. 

Among her numerous accomplishment and positions of esteem, 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 also the Founder and Director of Jamaica’s first annual national poetry recitation competition, Talk the Poem.

Her research interests include:

  • Gender and Nation in Postcolonial Literature
  • Caribbean Children's Literature
  • Poetry Pedagogy
  • Transformative and Response-oriented approaches to the teaching of Literature
  • The Caribbean female-authored Short Story.

We look forward to a fantastic year under Dr Spencer's leadership, and we are proud to have her on our team. 

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