Alberto Fernandez-Carbajal

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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