Fariha Shaikh

Colleges, School and Institutes


I joined the Department of English in 2017, having completed a two-year Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at University College Dublin. I have a PhD and MA from King’s College London, and a BA from Queen Mary, University of London. 

Research interests

My book, Nineteenth-Century Settler Emigration in British Literature and Art is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press in 2018. This monograph explores the relationships between text and mobility in the context of nineteenth-century settler emigration. I am in the early stages of a new project on literature and the nineteenth-century opium wars.