Professor Wilson is Director of Research in the School of Arts at the University of Northampton where she is also Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies. She has a D. Phil from Oxford (St Catherine’s College); an MA in Medieval English from the University of Sydney, Australia; an MA in English from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. From 1988-1998 she taught at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Janet was Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford (2008-09) and then an Associate Fellow (until 2011); Visiting Fellow in New Zealand Studies at Birkbeck , University of London (2010-11). As Vice-Chair of the New Zealand Studies Network she helps convene and coordinate New Zealand related research events at Birkbeck. She is the co-editor of the international journal, Journal of Postcolonial Writing (Routledge), and happens to be the
Chair of the international research network, Challenging Precarity: A Global Network. Janet’s research
interests are in the literary and visual cultures of the white settler societies of New Zealand and Australia, and in diaspora and postcolonial writing more generally.
She is Adjunct Professor at AURO University, Surat.