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Dr Daniel Chukwuemeka

Research Fellow

Department: Humanities

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in English Literature, with my research project entitled ‘Delinquent Bodies: Blackness and Racial Capitalism in Afrodiasporic Literature’. I earned my PhD in Postcolonial African Literature and Culture from the University of Bristol in 2023 under a fully funded cotutelle supervision arrangement with Macquarie University.

My thesis is currently being revised into a monograph titled African Hustler Narratives: E-fraud Economy in Postcolonial Nigerian Literature, as well as adapted into a documentary film – African Robinhood: The Making of a Prodigal Scammer.

I have taught literature courses in Nigeria, England, and Australia, including Godfrey Okoye University, University of Nigeria, Bournemouth University, University of Bristol, and Macquarie University. Prior to joining Northumbria, I have worked as a language editor for the Oxford English Dictionaries in Germany, and completed a research visit at Carleton University, Canada funded by the Mitacs Globalink Research Awards.

Daniel Chukwuemeka

Postcolonial and Global Black Literatures; African Diasporic Literatures; Global Migration; Studies in Literature, Race, and Economics; Gender and Minority Studies; Media and Cultural Studies

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Coming of Age in a Hustler Economy: E-fraud Narratives and the Postcolonial African Bildungsroman, Chukwuemeka, D. 2 Apr 2024, Title, Lincoln, US, University of Nebraska Press
  • The Sound of Silent Memories: Negotiating Cultural Memory through Urban Noise in Teju Cole’s Open City, Chukwuemeka, D. 2020, Vernon Press, Vernon Press
  • Hustler Masculinity in the Nigerian E-fraud Novel, Chukwuemeka, D. 1 Jun 2022, In: Research in African Literatures
  • E-fraud economy as an emergent perspective towards the corpus of African hustler narratives, Chukwuemeka, D. 17 Mar 2021, In: Journal of the African Literature Association

  • English Literature PhD November 09 2023
  • English Literature PhD August 01 2023
  • English Literature MA May 01 2016


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