Dr Vera Alexander is Senior Lecturer in Anglophone Culture and Literature at the University of Groningen. She previously taught Postcolonial Studies and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at the universities of Freiburg, Saarbrücken, Århus and Copenhagen. Her research interests comprise ecocriticism, migration, diasporic literature, life writing and children’s literature. She is the author of Transcultural Representations of Migration and Education in South Asian Anglophone Novels and of numerous essays on postcolonial and ecocritical topics. Her current projects and publications can be viewed here: research/publications.html. email: