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Gaby Wolferink

  • BA in English Language and Literature
  • PhD Student
  • Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

    Research interests

    Imagined geographies in 19th-Century British literature


    As a Dutch student of English Language and Culture (started in 2009 @ Radboud University in Nijmegen) I have developed a taste and passion for (post)colonialism and the sociological effects that, primarily, the Great British Empire had on the identities of the colonised peoples. Thanks to the Harting Scholarship I was able to study a full year at the university of Hull where the focus of my modules was on colonialism and power and resistance. This year I've started an MSc in Human Geography focusing on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century attitudes towards race and 'the Other' during the colonial period, primarily focusing on the works of Favell Lee Mortimer. This MSc is solely based on research.I consider the MSc to be the historical foundation for the more contemporary PhD project I want to pursue afterwards. For this PhD I am focusing on research groups at the universities of Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Durham.

    Professional experience

    PhD Student

    Loughborough University, Business School.

    October 2013 - Present

    Postgrad Student

    department of geography, University of Hull

    September 2012 - September 2013(a year)


    MSc in Geography

    University of Hull

    September 2012

    Scholarship in third year

    University of Hull

    September 2011 - April 2012(7 months)

    BA of Arts in English Language and Culture

    Radboud University Nijmegen

    September 2009 - April 2012(3 years)