Hazel A. Pierre

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Assistant Professor

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  • Phone: (713) 743-2946
  • Email: hapierre@uh.edu
  • Office: 222A Roy Cullen Building

Hazel Pierre is an Assistant Professor with research interests in the literary and cultural production of the Caribbean Diaspora and other 'Postcolonial' spaces. She is currently revising her manuscript Auto/biographing Caribbeanness: Re-imagining Diasporic Nation and Identity in which she proposes alternative theoretical and conceptual frameworks for understanding the construction of nation and subjectivities in the Caribbean and its diaspora in Britain. In her next research project she will undertake a comparative analysis of the discourses of multiculturalism in the US and Britain as they are represented in contemporary fiction and visual arts. Dr Pierre teaches courses on the Caribbean novel in English, Caribbean Diasporic novels, Caribbean poetry and drama and auto/biography and literary theory.


  • Ph.D. University of Warwick, UK
  • B.A. Literatures in English (First Class Honors)
  • University of the West Indies (St Augustine)

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Research Interests

Caribbean Diasporic and 'Postcolonial' Literatures in English; Postcolonial theory; questions of colonialism, imperialism, globalization; nationalism and the construction of subjectivities;questions of representation in literature and other visual media especially painting. Research interests intersect with Hemispheric, Cultural and Auto/biography Studies.

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Current Book Project

  • " Auto/biographing Caribbeanness: Re-imagining Diasporic Nation and Identity"

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  • ENGL 3396 - Novels of the Caribbean Diaspora
  • ENGL 3396 - Caribbean Novels in English
  • ENGL 3301 - Introduction to Literary Studies
  • ENGL 3365 - Postcolonial Literatures
  • ENGL 7396 - Caribbean Auto/biography - Imagining Nation

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