Katherine Collins

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Person Type
Junior Research Fellow

Dr Katherine Collins has held research posts at UWE and Goldsmiths College, and is currently working on the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Humanities & Identities project at TORCH, where her responsibilities include the Global South Visiting Professorship scheme and a curriculum diversity initiative.

Her research interests include the creative and critical practices involved in the writing of marginalised and activist lives, issues like the politics and poetics of life-writing, testimonial cultures and witnessing, and autobiographies of resistance.

She is currently researching a biography of three activists - Paulo Freire, Orlando Fals-Borda, and Muhammad Anisur Rahman - with particular attention to the ways in which their lived experiences of activist education and scholarship informed their theoretical contributions. From 2019 she will take up a post as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Oxford's Department of Education.