A 1990 20x24 painting on canvas of 3 Loas by Prospere Pierre-Louis from a private collection

A 1990 painting on canvas of 3 Loas by Prospere Pierre-Louis/CC Licensed

Postcolonial Studies @ Emory is a project developed by Deepika Bahri, associate professsor in the English Department at Emory University. Initiated in Spring 1996, and in continual development since then, it aims to furnish introductory information on important figures and significant topics in Postcolonial and Critical Global Studies.

This site currently contains more than 200 pages on postcolonial authors, artists, theorists, terms and issues. We don’t duplicate existing resources on the internet; hence the absence of some obvious topics available elsewhere on the web.  If some pages look like duplications of information available elsewhere, pay attention to our dates of publication, because they probably appeared first on this site.  Suggestions for new pages are welcome.

What’s New in 2014

Postcolonial Studies @ Emory is now an interactive site. You can post information about calls for papers on topics related to Postcolonial Studies here, or announce new publications and articles in the field.  Feel free to contribute by way of comments on pages, including corrective information, relevant new publications on the page topic, or, of course, kudos. Here you may post CFPs, and publication announcements, preferably with a brief summary.  The revamped site has undergone several usability tests to make it accessible to a range of users. If you have questions, please e-mail the faculty developer of this project, Deepika Bahri. Please note that we are not able to furnish email, snail mail, or any other contact information about the authors, critics, and artists listed on this site.  Since many requests have come in over the years for information about citing from these pages, or reproducing them for course packs, an instructions page has been developed for your convenience here.


Since 1996, Deepika Bahri has created and maintained content for Postcolonial Studies @ Emory with her students. In 2011, she received a Mellon grant from Emory’s Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) to redesign the site in collaboration with the DiSC staff and relaunch in 2012.  Credits for that project are as follows:

Project Management: Moya Bailey
Style Editing: Moya Bailey, Victoria Rui Tao, Brian Croxall, Franky Abbott
Content Editing: Alyssa Stalsberg Canelli, Asha French, Roopika Risam, Caroline Schwenz
General Editing: Victoria Rui Tao, Brian McGrath Davis, Graham Stewart
Project Consulting: Franky Abbott, Tim Bryson, Brian Croxall, Sandra Still, Scott Turnbull, Stewart Varner

Author: Deepika Bahri