Professor Nahem Yousaf’s research interests include postcolonial, black British and immigrant American writing and film and he has published extensively in these fields. He is co-series editor of MUP’s series Contemporary American and Canadian Writers.
Professor Yousaf’s research interests span British and American writing (19th to 21st-century); US cinema; postcolonial literatures and film (e.g. South African, Nigerian, and Kenyan). His research focuses predominantly on concepts of place and of cultural and historical identity with regard to regions (South Africa and the American South) and diasporas (African and Asian) and issues of race, ethnicity and immigration.
Professor Yousaf has been awarded funding from the AHRB and the British Academy. He is an experienced external examiner across British and American and postcolonial literatures from BA to PhD level.
Professor Yousaf’s current research combines interests in contemporary and postcolonial fiction. He is working on the writing of immigrant groups who are under-represented in studies of Southern (US) literature and history and whose representations contribute to an ongoing conversation about the global south and transnational contexts.