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Beverley Thomas

University of Sheffield
School of English
Part 1: Creative Writing Collection of Short Stories - Loose Connections Part 2: Critical Review - Andrea Levy: Windrush, Trauma and Double Consciousness

Beverley is a full-time PhD researcher based within the School of English, at the University of Sheffield. She is doing a creative writing doctorate that delves into identity, particularly Black British, Caribbean, and African descendants. Her research also focusses on identity through the prism of trauma, double consciousness, homosexuality, family secrets, slavery, the supernatural, the mystical and Afro-futurism.

She has been published in several magazines, including Bad Form and the Dream Catcher’s Magazine. Her poetry was exhibited in the ‘Being Human’ national festival November 2021: His House to Our Home. She has guest lectured, on Octavia Butler, spoken to an international audience for the Daring to Dare developmental programme and was a speaker at the University of Sheffield English Colloquium 2022.

She joined the YCEDE for 3 reasons:

1.To be part of a team that would be improving access to PG research degrees for Black students from Caribbean and African backgrounds who are under represented.

2.To share her positive experiences, that she is hoping would enhance the on-course PGR experience for BAME PGRs.

3.She believes in YCEDE overall vision.