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ALG03, College Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
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Dr Dom Davies joined City as a Lecturer in English in April 2018. Prior to that, he was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he also completed his DPhil.

His research focuses on the broad themes of colonial and postcolonial literature and culture; urban cultural studies and visual cultures of resistance; comics and graphic narratives; the relationship between urban infrastructure, the built environment and artistic and literary cultures. He is the author of a number of book chapters, articles, reviews and online pieces relating to these interests.

His first book, Imperial Infrastructure & Spatial Resistance in Colonial Literature, 1880-1930, was published by Peter Lang in 2017. His second book, Urban Comics: Infrastructure & the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives, is forthcoming with Routledge in 2019.

He is the co-editor, with Drs Erica Lombard and Ben Mountford, of Fighting Words: Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World (Peter Lang, 2018), and with Professor Elleke Boehmer, of Planned Violence: Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure, Literature & Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He is also the editor of Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories and Graphic Reportage, which is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan in 2019.

From 2014-2016, he was the facilitator of the Leverhulme-funded network, 'Planned Violence: Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure & Literature', and from 2016-2017 of the British Council US-funded network, 'Divided Cities: Urban Infrastructure, Literature & Culture'. From 2016-2018 he convened the TORCH-funded Network, 'Comics & Graphic Novels: The Politics of Form', at the University of Oxford.

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  1. DPhil, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Sep 2011 – Mar 2015
  2. MA Victorian Literature, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, Sep 2009 – Dec 2010
  3. BA English Language & Literature, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, Sep 2006 – Jul 2009


  1. Lecturer in English, City, University of London, Aug 2018 – present
  2. Research Associate, University of Oxford, Apr 2018 – present
  3. British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Sep 2015 – Mar 2018


Books (5)

  1. Davies, D. (2019). Urban Comics: Infrastructure & the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives. Routledge.
  2. Davies, D. (Ed.), (2019). Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories & Graphic Reportage. Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. Boehmer, E. and Davies, D. (2018). Planned Violence Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure, Literature and Culture. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-319-91387-2.
  4. Davies, D. (2017). Imperial Infrastructure and Spatial Resistance in Colonial Literature, 1880-1930. Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-1-906165-88-8.
  5. Davies, D., Lombard, E. and Mountford, B. (2017). Fighting Words Fourteen Books That Shaped the Postcolonial World. Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers. ISBN 978-1-906165-55-0.

Chapters (3)

  1. Davies, D. (2018). Postcolonial Comics: Representing the Subaltern. In Garsha, J.J. (Ed.), Critical Insights: Postcolonial Literature (pp. 3–22). Salem Press. ISBN 978-1-68217-559-0.
  2. (2017). Fighting Words. In Peter Lang UK.
  3. Davies, D. (2016). Resisting Neoliberalism from Mumbai's Margins: Occupying Literary and Urban Spaces in Aravind Adiga’s Last Man in Tower (2011). In Tickell, A. (Ed.), South-Asian Fiction in English: Contemporary Transformations (pp. 119–138). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-40354-4.

Journal articles (12)

  1. Davies, D. (2018). Literary non-fiction and the neo-liberal city: Subalternity and urban governance in Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Journal of Postcolonial Writing pp. 1–14. doi:10.1080/17449855.2018.1496468.
  2. Davies, D. (2018). Performing Urban Violence: Protest Theatre and Semi-Public Space in London and Cape Town. Theatre Topics, 28(2), pp. 89–100.
  3. Davies, D. (2018). Urban comix: Subcultures, infrastructures and “the right to the city” in Delhi. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 54(3), pp. 411–430. doi:10.1080/17449855.2018.1461986.
  4. Davies, D. (2018). “Welcome to the New World”: Visual Culture, Comics and the Crisis of Liberal Multiculturalism. Albeit Journal, Special Issue: Listening to Refugees, 5(1).
  5. Davies, D. (2018). Contemporary diasporic South Asian women’s fiction: Gender, narration and globalization. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 54(1), pp. 135–136. doi:10.1080/17449855.2017.1363701.
  6. Davies, D. (2017). Postcolonial literary geographies: Out of place. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 53(6), pp. 743–744. doi:10.1080/17449855.2017.1352562.
  7. Davies, D. and Evans, K. (2017). Comics Activism: An Interview with Comics Artist Kate Evans. The Comics Grid : Journal of Comics Scholarship, 8(1), pp. 18–18. doi:10.16995/cg.114.
  8. Davies, D. (2017). ‘Comics on the Main Street of Culture’: Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell (1999), Laura Oldfield Ford’s Savage Messiah (2011) and the politics of gentrification. Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, 4(3), pp. 333–360. doi:10.1386/jucs.4.3.333_1.
  9. Davies, D. (2017). “Walls of Freedom”: Street Art and Structural Violence in the Global City. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 9(2). doi:10.21659/rupkatha.v9n2.02.
  10. Davies, D. (2017). Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora. Edited by Yasir Suleiman. Journal of Refugee Studies, 30(1), pp. 147–149. doi:10.1093/jrs/fex002.
  11. Davies, D. (2015). A conversation with Elleke Boehmer. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51(6), pp. 737–748. doi:10.1080/17449855.2015.1108926.
  12. Davies, D. (2015). Critiquing global capital and colonial (in)justice: Structural violence in Leonard Woolf’s The Village in the Jungle (1913) and Economic Imperialism (1920). The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 50(1), pp. 45–58. doi:10.1177/0021989414555209.