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Dr Jasmin Kirkbride is a Humanities Visiting Research Fellow at UEA and a Lecturer in Publishing at City, University of London. She completed her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA in 2023, with no corrections. Her thesis explored radical hope in dystopian climate fiction.

Jasmin's role as a Lecturer in Publishing at City, University of London sees her teaching Publishing, Creative Writing, and English Literature at UG and PG levels. Her research interests include hope in climate fiction, dystopian and utopian instincts in genre fiction, and intercultural concepts of time in the environmental novel.

Her peer-reviewed articles have been published in journals including The Cormac McCarthy Journal and LOGOS, and she is currently co-editing 'Epochs, Ages, and Cycles', a Special Edition of the ASLE-UKI Journal Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism. She has presented at several conferences, including the ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference 2022 and 2023, and UEA/EACWP CW50 Futures for Creative Writing International Conference 2021. She is currently the Secretary and Podcast Co-Host for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI).

In 2019, Jasmin graduated from an MA Creative Writing: Prose Fiction at UEA. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines including Tor.com, Failight Books, and as the cover-story of Open Pen. Her ecocritical poetry has been published in magazines including Presence, Blithe Spirit and Frogpond, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Museum of Haiku Literature Award. She was the 2022 Research-in-Residence for the British Haiku Society, working on a creative archival project called Twisting Point: the evolution of haiku in the climate crisis, which featured as the Keynote for the Society's Winter Gathering 2023.

Previously, Jasmin worked in publishing, notably as a book trade journalist for industry magazine BookBrunch and as the Publishing Director at Endeavour Media. As an novel editor, she has worked with publishing houses from indie literary presses such as Boiler House Press and Weatherglass Books to commercial genre imprints such as Rebellion. This has included work on a Pulitzer-winner, a Booker-longlistee, BBC Books of the Week, and Amazon top ten bestsellers. She's worked with authors who’ve won the Caine Prize for African Writing and been shortlisted for the Booker International. Her journalistic work has appeared in Time Out and Publisher's Weekly amongst others, and she is the author of a four-book self-help series (Summersdale, 2016-2017), which is internationally available in multiple languages. She continued engaging with the publishing industry throughout her PhD, for instance via her CHASE-funded placement at the journal English.

For more information, visit her website: www.jasminkirkbride.com

Academic Background

PhD Creative and Critical Writing, University of East Anglia (2023)

MA Creative Writing: Prose Fiction, University of East Anglia (2019)

MA Ancient History, King's College London (2013)

BA Classical Studies, King's College London (2012)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Literature, University of East Anglia

1 Oct 201920 Sep 2023

Award Date: 14 Nov 2023

Master of Arts, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 11 Sep 2019

Master of Arts, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Sep 2013

Bachelor of Arts, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Sep 2012

External positions

Lecturer in Publishing, City, University of London

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