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Alberto Fernandez-Carbajal

PhD in English Literature


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Personal profile


I was born and bred in Oviedo (Spain), where I gained my first University degree in the field of English Philology. I undertook my postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds under the supervision of Prof John McLeod. 

My research expertise lies in the areas of postcolonial, queer, diaspora, and Islamic studies, and I am particularly interested in the intersecting issues of race, migration, sexual orientation, gender identity, and faith. I welcome postgraduate and postdoctoral applications in the broad areas of twentieth- and twenty-first-century colonial, postcolonial, queer, and diaspora literatures and cultures in English. Please get in touch! My email is: A.Fernandez-Carbajal at 


I have a Licenciatura (BA) in English Philology (University of Oviedo, Spain), an MA in Postcolonial Literary and Cultural Studies (Leeds; distinction) and a PhD in English Literature (Leeds).

Research interests

Colonial, postcolonial, queer and diaspora literatures and cultures, with a recent focus on queerness and Muslim identities

Research projects

E. M. Forster's legacy in postcolonial writing (PhD thesis and ensuing monograph)

Queer Diasporas: Islam, Homosexuality and a Micropoltics of Dissent (Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 2014-2017)

Professional affiliations

Vice-Chair of the Postcolonial Studies Association

Member of EACLALS (European Association of Commonwealth Literature and Lanugage Studies)

Member of AFaR (Association of Forster and after Research)

Member of the International E. M. Forster Society


London in Literature

Discovering Literature

Writing Multicultural Britain

Postcolonial Rewritings


  • PR English literature
  • colonial
  • postcolonial
  • queer
  • diaspora
  • Muslim
  • PC Romance languages
  • Francophone Moroccan literature

Research Output

Queer Muslim Diasporas in Contemporary Literature and Film

Fernandez-Carbajal, A., 12 Jul 2019, 1 ed. Manchester University Press. 296 p. (Multicultural Textualities)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Powders Revisited: Queer Micropolitical Disorientation, Phenomenology, and Multicultural Trust in Hanif Kureishi and Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Laundrette

Fernandez-Carbajal, A., 3 May 2018, Muslims, Trust and Multiculturalism: New Directions. United Kingdom and USA: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 217-240 23 p. 10. (Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Druzification of History: Queering Time, Place, and Faith in Diasporic Fiction by Rabih Alameddine

Carbajal, A., 2017, Études anglaises. Klincksieck

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


  • 5 Publication peer-review
  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Editorial Activity

Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Journal)

Alberto Fernandez-Carbajal (Peer reviewer)

May 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Precarity, Populism and Post-Truth Politics

Alberto Fernandez-Carbajal (Speaker)

1 Feb 20183 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Guarded Encounters

Alberto Fernandez-Carbajal (Speaker)

18 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference