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Karen N. Salt

Lecturer in the Department of English

Karen N. Salt is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Aberdeen. Her work focuses on the formation of race and power within the African and Caribbean diaspora and the ways that racialogy influences decision-making and equity amongst various scales of relation—including humans and other species. She has contributed journal articles and chapters on eco-criticism, Caribbean environmental studies, black sovereignty, ecological unfreedoms, and Atlantic racial slavery. She is the president of the Early Caribbean Society, a board member of the European Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, and a council member of the Society for Caribbean Studies, in addition to leading and co-directing two large, collaborative research projects, including one involving community-based participatory action research. She is currently working on two book-length projects: The Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World and Twilight Spaces: Caribbean Political Ecology Amidst the Islands.