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Dr. Michael A. Bucknor

Dr. Michael A. Bucknor is a First Class Honours Graduate of UWI's English Department, who completed his graduate degrees (MA and Ph.D.) at the University of Western Ontario on a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship.

In 1999, he received a USIS Fellowship to the University of Louisville and in 2002 the Du Bois-Mandela-Rodney Postdoctoral Fellowship to the University of Michigan. He is the former Head of the Department of Literatures in English;

currently he is a Senior Lecturer and the Public Orator of the Mona Campus, UWI. He is a recipient of the Institute of Jamaica’s (IOJ) Gold Musgrave Medal for Eminence in the field of Literature (2019), a Farquharson Institute of Public Affairs (FIPA) Award for

“Outstanding Promotion of Caribbean Literature” (2018) and the Principal’s Research Award for Best Research Publication (Article) (2018). He serves on the editorial boards of Caribbean Quarterly, Issues in Critical Investigation and Lucayos, and is Senior Editor

of the Journal of West Indian Literature. He is also co-editor with Alison Donnell of The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature and carries out research on Austin Clarke, Caribbean-Canadian writing, postcolonial literatures and theory, diaspora studies, masculinities and popular culture.

He is completing a book manuscript entitled, “Transnational Circuits of Cultural Production: Austin Clarke, Caribbean/Canadian Writing and the African Diaspora.”