Harry Garuba is the Head of Department and Associate Professor in the Centre for African Studies, who has a joint appointment with the English Department. His teaching interests include: African Literature; Postcolonial Theory and Criticism; African Modernities; and Intellectuals/Intellectual Traditions of African Nationalist Writing.
In addition to being an author and poet, he is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Heinemann African Writers Series and one of the editors of the newly established electronic journal Postcolonial Text. He has an active interest in African and postcolonial literatures and has published a volume of poetry Shadow and Dream & Other Poems, and has edited another Voices from the Fringe.
His recent publications have explored questions of mapping, space and subjectivity within a colonial and postcolonial context and issues of modernity and local agency, especially the nature and form of African inflections of the modern.