Dr Jenny Terry is a Senior Lecturer in English at Durham University. Her work is situated at the intersections of such fields as American literature, postcolonial studies and cultures of the black diaspora. In 2009 Jenny co-organised the international symposium 'Toni Morrison: New Directions', which was followed by a guest edited Special Issue of MELUS in 2011, the year of Morrison's 80th birthday. Her monograph 'Shuttles in the Rocking Loom': Mapping the Black Diaspora in African American and Caribbean Fiction was published by LUP in 2013. Her current research explores visions of futurity in recent fiction and visual art by black diasporans. This year she also organised the HEA-sponsored event 'Teaching African American Literature and Culture'.

60 Seconds With Jenny Terry

What advice would you give to early career academics?

“Stamina and, when things go wrong, the ability to ‘reset’ your frame of mind will stand you in good stead in academia. Don’t be afraid to speak up and out!” Continue reading