Carnegie Mellon University

Elizabeth  Walker

Elizabeth Walker

Ph.D. Student

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Study

PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies


My scholarship focuses on the institutional and narrative intersections between 20th and 21st century diasporic Caribbean literature and multi-ethnic U.S. literature. I am particularly interested in reading diasporic Caribbean novels within the contexts of production and reception. My dissertation examines the novels of Erna Brodber, Marlon James, Tiphanie Yanique, and Wilson Harris. 


  • B.A. in English and History (Honors), Bucknell University, 2014
  • M.A. in English, University of Virginia, 2016


Caribbean literature; multi-ethnic U.S. literature; diaspora studies; 20th/21st century