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A. Marie Sairsingh, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in English Studies at The University of The Bahamas where she teaches a range of Composition and Literature courses including Writing and Rhetoric, Advanced Composition, Bahamian Literature, American Literature, Caribbean Women Writers, West Indian Literature, and Contemporary African Literature. 

Dr Sairsingh’s publications include “Critical Literacy: Beyond Reading and Writing in the Bahamian Tertiary Classroom” in the International Journal of Bahamian Studies(2017); “Transcending Conventional Identity Structures: Dorothea Smartt’s Re-negotiated Self-Projections” in Journal of English and Literature(2012); “The Archeology of Memory: Ontological Reclamation in Danticat’s Brother, I’m Dyingand The Farming of Bones” in International Journal of Studies in English Language and Literature(2013); “Reclaiming Sexual Identities in Patricia Powell’s A Small Gathering of Bones and Curdella Forbes’s ‘A Permanent Freedom’” in The Journal of West Indian Literature (2013);  “Diasporic Connections: Erna Brodber and Toni Morrison’s Literary Explorations of Black Existentiality” in  College Language Association Journal (2013), and  “Erna Brodber’s Myal Principle in Afro-Caribbean Literary/Philosophical Discourse.” College Language Association Journal(2018). She also published “Brathwaite’s Afrodiasporic Consciousness: Recuperating ‘Uncle Tom’” in ArtsEtc(2014); “Bahamian Identity: Reshaping the Narrative of Belonging” in NAGB NE7 Catalogue (2015), and a short story, “So Immense a Thing” in Womanspeak: A Journal of Writing and art by Caribbean Women (2018).  

Dr Sairsingh serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Bahamian Studies, a publication of the University of The Bahamas. Her research interests include Literatures of the African Diaspora, with an emphasis on women writers, the intersection of Literature and Africana Philosophy, Caribbean Literary and Cultural Theory, and Gender and Cultural Studies.