Dr Julia Hori, Faculty of English




Biographical Information

I am a University Assistant Professor of Postcolonial and Caribbean Literatures in the Faculty of English. I joined the faculty in 2022 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. Prior to that, I received my PhD in English at Princeton University in 2020.

My research traces the material and figurative connections between spatial and racial formations as they emerge in literature, architecture, and visual culture. My book in progress, tentatively titled Restoring Empire, offers new interdisciplinary perspectives on the transatlantic circulation of British imperial nostalgia and heritage discourse from WWII to the present, as countered by diverse sites of Caribbean cultural production and resistance.

Research Interests

Caribbean literature, theory, and art; colonial and postcolonial studies; critical race studies; contemporary literature and culture; theories of space and built environment; visual culture and popular media

Areas of Graduate Supervision

I am particularly eager to supervise projects related to Caribbean literatures, arts, and cultures; African Diaspora literatures (especially Black British and African-American writing); race and ethnicity; spatial literary studies; and visual culture.

Selected Publications

"Caribbean Counter-Monuments: A Visual History of Dissent." The Avery Review: A Periodical of Critical Essays on Architecture, issue 61, 2023.

"Elegant Despair: Mourning Clothes and the Sartorial Conscience of James Baldwin's No Name in the Street.Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, vol. 41. no.2, 2018, p. 107-123.

"Berthing Violent Nostalgia: Restored Slave Ports and the Royal Caribbean Historic Falmouth Cruise Terminal." American Quarterly, vol. 68 no. 3, 2016, p. 669-694.