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Christopher Lloyd De Shield

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Belize
  • 6PublicationsNumber of items in Christopher Lloyd's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 1ReadersNumber of instances of Christopher Lloyd's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.


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2017 - Present

Recent publications

  • Bayam cosmopolitanism: Postcolonial ecologies of the amaranth

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  • Literary Isomorphism and the Malayan and Caribbean Archipelagos

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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University of Belize

August 2015 - Present

Part-Time Academic

Open University Malaysia

October 2011 - Present

Adjunct Lecturer

University of Belize

December 2006 - June 2007(6 months)


Ph.D. English Literature (Postcolonial Ecocriticism)

University of Malaya

June 2009 - June 2015(6 years)

MSc. Literature and Transatlanticism

University of Edinburgh

August 2007 - September 2008(a year)

B.A. Biology and English Literature

Goshen College

September 2004 - May 2006(2 years)

A.A. Chemistry, Biology, English Literature

St. John's College, Junior College

August 2002 - June 2004(2 years)


As Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Languages and Literature, I teach Literature and Writing classes at the University of Belize. My qualifications include a BA in English and Biology (double major), which I earned from Goshen College, in the United States, before returning to Belize and teaching briefly, in 2007, as adjunct lecturer in Environmental Conservation and Development at UB. After leaving for Scotland, where I gained an MSc (with distinction) in Literature and Transatlanticism from the University of Edinburgh, I went on to work as Part-time Academic at Open University Malaysia, and concurrently to study for PhD in English Literature at the University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, which I gained in 2016. My doctoral thesis centres on a body of theory commonly described as “postcolonial ecocriticism” and its utility for comparing diverse literatures. My research interests lie in the intersection of postcolonial literature (particularly fiction) and the environment (particularly discourses of indigeneity and naturalness). 
 Recent academic publications include book chapters in Cosmopolitan Asia: Littoral Epistemologies of the Global South (Routledge, 2016), and Ecocriticism of the Global South (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) as well as journal articles in Postcolonial Text and Belizean Studies. Besides research and teaching, I serve UB in various administrative capacities, as a Writing Tutor in the Writing Centre, and as an editor of the Department of Languages & Literature’s forthcoming literary journal. Outside of UB, I currently serve as Secretary of the St. George’s Caye Village Council, as board member of the Pallotti School of Music, and as a peer reviewer for the Oxford journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment (ISLE).

I enjoy my wife and kids, listening to good music (especially jazz and funk), reading widely, and playing the double bass.

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