Marie Kruger


Marie Kruger is an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa, where she teaches classes in postcolonial and gender studies. Her monograph, Women’s Literature in Kenya and Uganda: The Trouble with Modernity, draws attention to fictional works that constitute a vital, yet often overlooked part of the cultural and creative exchanges in Eastern Africa. Her work has been published in several edited volumes and literary journals, including English Studies in Africa, African Studies, Research in African Literatures, Postcolonial Text, Swahili Forum, and The Nairobi Journal of Literature. Together with Mildred Mortimer and Maureen Eke, she co-edited a special issue of Research in African Literatures on “Memory/History, Violence and Reconciliation.” Her current project studies the representation and commodification of traumatic memory in South African visual culture, including film and memorial sites.