Ruth graduated from Maynooth University in 2013 with a first-class honours in English literature with Anthropology. Her interests in Postcolonial studies and Human Rights anthropology deepened during her time in Maynooth, and so she went on to undertake an MA at Queen’s University Belfast in September 2013 and is due to graduate in December 2014. Her MA dissertation is entitled ‘Fiction as a mode of Intervention and Resistance in Apartheid-era South Africa’. It works to illustrate the ways in which fiction appropriates the form of weaponry, succeeding in decentering and breaking apart the very language that facilitates oppressive regimes. Ruth’s interests lie primarily in postcolonial writing, slave narrative, representations of spatiality, and questions of nation and identity in South African fiction. She plans to pursue her interests further at PhD level.
Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2014
University: Maynooth University
Category: Cultural Studies
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