Patricia Noxolo


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Dr Noxolo welcomes enquiries on any area of international development, security, postcolonial theory, race, culture, literature and media.


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Pat Noxolo’s research brings together the study of international development, culture and in/security, and uses postcolonial, discursive and literary approaches to explore the spatialities of a range of Caribbean and British cultural practices. Recent work has focused on: re-theorising Caribbean in/securities, including Dancehall In/securities; theorizations of space in Caribbean literature; Caribbean laughter and materialities; re-thinking the decolonial city; and African-Caribbean dance as embodied mapping.  Pat Noxolo is lead researcher on the Creative Approaches to Race and In/security in the Caribbean and the UK (CARICUK) fellowship, funded by AHRC; and Caribbean In/securities and Creativity (CARISCC) research network, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.  She is a member of the Society for Caribbean Studies, co-editor of Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, and committee member of the RACE group of the Royal Geographical Society.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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