Evie Lewis


In 2017 I graduated from the University of Manchester with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature and in 2019 I completed my Masters degree with Distinction in Postcolonial and Global Literature at Queen Mary University of London, also achieving the Marjorie Thompson Award. 

I joined the University of Leeds in 2020 as a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of English. My doctoral research is fully funded by the AHRC through the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities consortium. 

My research is concerned with issues of narrative and ‘narrativization’ in contemporary postcolonial fiction. I look at novels that focus on citizenship, refuge, and asylum and explore the ways in which these texts contest the boundaries of narrative and challenge the protocols of ‘narrativization’ as found in both human rights discourse and the contemporary novel. 

Research interests

  • postcolonial literature
  • fictions of citizenship
  • representing refuge and asylum 
  • contemporary Irish literature


  • MA Postcolonial and Global Literature, Queen Mary University of London
  • BA English Literature, The University of Manchester