Yvonne’s research focuses on the way literature engages with environmental issues, and especially the environmental and human impacts of colonialism and its aftermath. Her background is in British environmental writing, and her current project focuses on literary presentations of Africa’s river environments and their people. She is also a widely published poet and translator of poetry.
Yvonne Reddick read English at Cambridge, where she worked with the environmental aesthetics expert and bestselling author, Dr. Robert Macfarlane. She studied her MA at the University of York, where she strengthened her interest in postcolonial environments. She moved to the University of Warwick to work with Professor Jonathan Bate, a leader in the field of British environmental literary criticism. She began her career with an Early Career Fellowship at Warwick, where she founded the IAS and EPSRC-funded Environmental Studies Research Network, in collaboration with colleagues from Chemistry and Law.