Annabelle Elizabeth Haynes

Doctoral Candidate
Department of African American Studies & Department of English

Annabelle E. Haynes is graduating with a PhD in English and a graduate certificate in African American Studies, in May 2024. She is also the recipient of a 2023-2024 Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Graduate Fellowship at Princeton University. Before coming to Princeton, she earned a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as an MA in English from Georgetown University. Her current research analyzes the confluence of postcolonial development discourse and literary experimentation, with special attention to works by Caribbean women writers. More broadly, Annabelle’s research interests include African diasporic literature, Caribbean studies, development studies, aesthetics and politics, postcolonialism, and the environmental humanities. She is a newly appointed Assistant Professor in the English Department at Hofstra University.