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Personal profile


Marta Fernández Campa is an academic currently working as Senior Research Associate in the Leverhulme research project Caribbean Literary Heritage, led by Alison Donnell. She has previously worked as postdoctoral research assistant and lecturer at the University of Reading and the University of Saint Louis (Madrid campus). Marta has been the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Commission and the Center for the Humanities at the University of Miami. In 2014, she won the Bernard Benstock Dissertation Prize and received a honourable mention from the David John Ruggiero Dissertation Award. Her research has a comparative and interdisciplinary focus, exploring  diffrent critical engagement with counter-memory and historical erasure in contemporary Caribbean writings and visual artwork. Her current research examines authors’ recordkeeping interests and practice through archival research and interviews. She has published articles, reviews and interviews in Arc Magazine, Anthurium, Small Axe, Callaloo, Caribbean Beat and Comma: International Journal on Archives. She is also special projects editor at Caribbean InTransit.

External Activities

Journal editorship:

Guest editor of a special issue on Caribbean archives, recently published with the Journal of West Indian Literature. 

Special Projects editor for the peer reviewed and open-access journal Caribbean InTransit She has worked as guest peer review editor for Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal.

Fellowships and prizes:

Winner of the 2014 Benstock Dissertation Prize Honorable mention, David John Ruggiero Dissertation Award, 2014 Senior Research Associate in the Leverhulme project Caribbean Literary Heritage.


Member of the editorial collective of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal. Member of the Modern Language Association