An aerial view of Singleton Campus and the bay opposite

Professor Kirsti Bohata

Professor, English Literature

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602795

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Intermediate Welsh Speaker
Office - 209
Second Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus


Professor Kirsti Bohata is a leading scholar in the field of Welsh writing in English, and has published on postcolonial theory, queer literature, disability studies and literary geography from the late nineteenth-century to the present. Her most recent book is Disability in Industrial Britain (Manchester University Press, 2020) which is fully open access.

She is Director of CREW (the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales) at Swansea University and co-Chair of the Association for Welsh Writing in English. She serves in advisory roles to the Arts Council of Wales, Literature Wales and Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Interdisciplinary projects include collaborations with historians, cultural geographers, visual artists, dramatists, and computer scientists, supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust, AHRC and the British Academy.

Professor Bohata welcomes postgraduate research proposals in any of her areas of expertise and is happy to consider interdisciplinary projects.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Welsh Writing in English
  • Postcolonial Theory
  • Queer Literature and Theory
  • Disability Studies
  • Literary Geography
  • Late-Victorian Literature

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Kirsti Bohata teaches specialist modules on Welsh writing in English at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including a module on ‘Welsh Gothic’ and another on ‘Gender, Genre and Nation: Women Writing Modern Wales’. She is convenor of a placement module at MA designed to give students immersive experience of working in a cultural, archival or heritage organisation.

She runs an undergraduate module on Postcolonial Literature, and teaches classes on Victorian New Woman feminism, queer archives, postcolonial and feminist drama, and intersectionality.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations