Teaching and Research Interests
South African/Postcolonial Crime Fiction; Nineteenth Century Detective Fiction; African Literature; Transnational Literature (Literature of the African, Latin American, and South Asian Diasporas); Postcolonial Feminist Literature; Oral/written interface in colonial South Africa; English transcriptions of Xhosa folktales; the publication and marketing of indigenous South African orature; Folklore and Ethnographic Writings of George McCall Theal; Emily Dickinson; and, Experimental Pedagogies, including the combination of Community Engagement and Literary Studies, as well as the use of yoga in tertiary education.
Andrew W. Mellon Intersecting Diasporas Research Group
Sam is the founder and co-ordinator of the Intersecting Diasporas Research Group, which studies various transnational texts of the African, Asian, and Latin American diasporas in order to describe the complex and paradoxical experiences of diasporas in a world of increasing mobility and de-territorialism, which yet, in certain locations, also faces increased regulation or prohibition of migration.
Click here for details of Sam's Published Works, or follow the link to her ORCID account, where you can follow her to be informed of upcoming and new publications: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9456-8657 . You can also follow Sam at https://researchgate.net/profile/Sam_Naidu.
Together with the Makana District Friends of the Library and the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division, Sam helps establish school libraries, runs reading clubs, and facilitates literature appreciation workshops at DD Siwisa Primary, Ntsika Secondary, and Nombulelo Secondary Schools.
In March 2018, Sam launched an official university short course called Community Engagement Reading Club Orientation (CERCO). This course falls under the auspices of the Department of Literary Studies in English and the Rhodes University Community Engagement Division.
Member of the Rhodes University Sexual Violence Task Team. See the most recent report: http://www.ru.ac.za/criticalstudies/policybriefsfeedbackreports/
Vice-Chair of the Rhodes University Language Committee, Convener of the Annual Multilingualism Colloquium (see the website: https//www.ru.ac.za/multilingualism). See the following articles:
Rhodes University Community Engagement Committee
Margaret and Patrick Flanagan Scholarship Committee
Editorial Board Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
Editorial Board English in Africa
External Examiner UKZN (Pietermaritzburg), UNISA, and UNISA Gender Studies Unit, UCT and Stellenbosch University,
Reader MA in Creative Writing Programme, Rhodes University
Guest Editor Current Writing Vol 25 No 2, 2013
Guest Editor Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Spring 2016
Guest Editor Scrutiny2 August, 2019
Resident: Department of Latina/Latino Studies, College of Ethnic Studies and Cesar E Chavez Institute, San Francisco State University (2017-2019)
English 2 Paper Co-ordinator - Transnational Literature
English 3 Paper Co-ordinator - Encountering African Literature
English Honours Paper Co-ordinator - Africa in the World.
Co-ordinator - Departmental Research Seminars
Member - Postgraduate Committee
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