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Professor Jasmine Donahaye

Professor Jasmine Donahaye

Professor, English Literature

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Welsh language proficiency

Fluent Welsh Speaker
Office - 207A
Second Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Jasmine Donahaye’s publications include narrative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and cultural criticism. Her memoir, Losing Israel (2015), won the non-fiction category of Wales Book of the Year, and her story ‘Theft’ was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize.


Before taking up her part-time post at Swansea University, she worked in the publishing sector and as Publishing Grants Officer at the Welsh Books Council, and this background in publishing informs her teaching of creative writing.


Her research interests include writing about the natural world, identity, Jewish studies, Welsh culture and Israel-Palestine, and she would welcome enquiries about Creative Writing PhD supervision that pertain to any of these areas and beyond.


She was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2017.


Areas Of Expertise

  • Creative non-fiction
  • Nature writing
  • British Jewish Studies
  • Welsh Writing in English

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Current research:

H.B. Tristram in nineteenth-century Palestine

The nature of nature writing

Ornithology and oology


Other research:

Jewish culture in Wales

Attitudes to Jews

Welsh multiculturalism

Lily Tobias

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