Dr Christinna Hazzard

Humanities and Social Science

Christinna is a Lecturer in International Relations and Politics.

She primarily works in the areas of postcolonial studies and world literature. Her doctoral project examined the political and cultural significance of the semi-periphery in a selection of literary works from Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Turkey. Her research interests include postcolonial theory; Nordic colonialism; world politics in popular culture and world literature; anti-colonial and popular protest movements; immigration and the symbolic and political borders of Europe.

She has published research on “Nordic Noir and Postcolonial North” (2020) and “Representations of Greenland: Danish and Greenlandic Literary Perspectives” (2023) and is currently working on a monograph based on her PhD. She is also working on a joint project researching the impact and pedagogies of Arts and Humanities Foundation courses.

In 2022-23 Christinna will lead the following modules:
L3: Peace
L5: Politics and Popular Culture
L6: Non-Western Political Theories




2012, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, MA English Literature
2011, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, BA English and German Literature
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD English Literature

Academic appointments

Lecturer, International Relations and Politics, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Associate Lecturer, English Literature, Anglia Ruskin University, 2018 - 2019
Research and Events Assistant, English, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - 2020


Hazzard C. 2023. Representations of Greenland: Danish and Greenlandic Literary Perspectives Averis K, Littler M, Weiss-Sussex G. Contested Communities: Small, Minority and Minor Literatures in Europe :65-82 Legenda Publisher Url Public Url

Hazzard C. 2020. Nordic Noir and the Postcolonial North Guðmundsdóttir G, Gillis S. :101--113 Bloomsbury Academic DOI

Journal article

Feather DJ, Hazzard C. 2021. Embedding value: perspectives on a foundation level course in arts and humanities Innovations in Practice, 15 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Internet publication

Hazzard C, Menozzi F. 2021. World Literature and Decolonising the Curriculum Publisher Url


Hazzard C. 2020. Semi-Peripheral Realism: Nation and Form on the Borders of Europe O Donghaile D, Menozzi F, Norquay G. Public Url

Conference publication

Carbajal AF, Averis K, Hobbs C. 2017. Unsettling communities: 'Minor, minority and small literatures in Europe' International conference, IMLR, February 2017 Journal of Romance Studies, 17 :109-111 DOI Publisher Url

Book review

Hobbs C. Review: Om, D., and Kich, M., Theory in the Global Age: Interdisciplinary Essays and David Huddart, Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51 :365-367 DOI Publisher Url

Hobbs C. Review: Gohrisch, J. and Grunkemeier, E., Postcolonial Studies across the Disciplines and Shaw, J., et al., Storytelling: Critical & Creative Approaches Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51 :242-244 DOI Publisher Url

Conference presentation:

Halldór Laxness, the Sagas, and Semi-Peripheral Nationalism, Cultural Enclosure and Literary Form, University of Oxford, Oral presentation. 2022

“Levelling Up”: Arts and Humanities Foundations Years and Social Mobility,, Foundation Year Network Conference, Aston University, Oral presentation. 2022

Mobility and Immobility in the Globalised World: The Shifting Landscape of Latife Tekin’s Tales from the Garbage Hills (1983), Postcolonial Studies Association Convention, University of Manchester, Oral presentation. 2019

‘”Heroes of the Borderlands”: Semi-Peripheral Borderscapes in Latife Tekin’s Swords of Ice (2007) and Orhan Pamuk’s Snow (2005)’, Archives of Resistance: Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature, University of Leeds, Oral presentation. 2018

‘”Magnificent, hideous... beautiful”: Nordic Noir and the Postcolonial North’, Noir in the North 2016, University of Iceland, Oral presentation. 2016