Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies Elects New President and Board
The incoming board is headed by Prof. Cecile Sandten (Chemnitz University of Technology) as President
The Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) elected a new board at this year’s Annual General Meeting, which was held at Bremen University (30 May – 2 June 2019). The incoming board is headed by Prof. Cecile Sandten (Chemnitz University of Technology) as President and Prof. Timo Müller (University of Konstanz) as Vice President.
The association has approximately 300 national and international members and is dedicated to the study of Anglophone literatures across the world, the varieties of the English language, as well as other cultural forms, practices and media. Furthermore, GAPS promotes the critical examination of the history of European colonialism and its social, cultural, literary, and linguistic aftereffects as well as the theories and methods of Postcolonial Studies. GAPS is known for its inclusiveness of early-career researchers in these fields. It also fosters the transfer of knowledge to non-university contexts such as school and adult education.
The association puts these goals into practice by organizing scientific conferences, readings, career training, exhibitions, and other events. It confers prizes and awards, promotion publications by members, and cooperates with private and public institutions. For many years, the association has successfully published the results of its annual conferences with Brill, a renowned international publishing house.