Rachael Uwada Clifford
Rachael Uwada Clifford joined the Department of English in 2020. Her work examines the imagination of nature in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century transatlantic literature and thought, with special attention to the influence of slavery, colonial expansion, and resistance to both. Her broader fields of inquiry include poetics and aesthetics; postcolonial theory; literature and the environment; African, African American, and Caribbean literature; history and philosophy of science; Global South studies; and women’s and gender studies.
Before arriving at Princeton, she received her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, where she also taught creative writing.
In addition to her critical work, Rachael writes fiction and poetry. More information about her creative pursuits can be found at rachaeluwadaclifford.com.