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Dr. Kofi Campbell

Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor, English

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5773

Office Location: RCE 216

Languages Spoken


Academic Background


• PhD     English     University of Western Ontario
• MA      English     University of Toronto
• BA      English     Carleton University


Queer Caribbean Studies, Postcolonial Literature, Medieval Literature, Women's Literature and Gender Studies, Popular Culture / Cultural Studies, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Creative Writing.




The Queer Caribbean Speaks. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming February 2014.




Literature and Culture in the Black Atlantic. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.






“Queer from the very Beginning: (En)gendering the Vernacular in Medieval France.”

     Comparatively Queer. William J. Spurlin, Jarrod Hayes, and Margaret Higgonet, eds.

     Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 23-43.




“A Clash of Conquerors: Amerindians and Conquistadors in the Thought of Wilson Harris.”

     Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of the “Middle Ages” Outside Europe.

     Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul, eds. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. 325-





“Encountering Africa: Uses of the Other in The Book of John Mandeville.” First Encounters:

      British Narratives of Exploration. Frederic Regard, ed. London: Pickering and Chatto Press,

     2009. 19-27.





“Internal Colonization and the Culture of Street Life in Bud Osborn’s hundred block rock.” The

     Canadian Review of American Studies 37:2 (Spring 2007).




“Nation-building Colonialist-style in Bevis of Hampton.Exemplaria 18:1 (Spring 2006).




Reading Queer Caribbean Identities: Faizal Deen’s land without chocolate and the Gay

Caribbean Canon.” Postcolonial Text 2:2 (April 25, 2006).

I first came to Laurier Brantford in 2005, fresh out of graduate school, and immediately found a home here. I was tenured in 2009, and appointed Associate Dean in July of 2013. I teach both in English and in the MA program in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory (CAST).

My current research focuses on queer Caribbean literatures and cultures, and on the various permutations of contemporary North American pornography. I am also co-editor of the academic book series New Caribbean Studies, published by Palgrave Macmillan Press.