Dr Kate Wallis is Director of the MA Publishing and a Senior Lecturer in World Literatures in the Department of English and Film at the University of Exeter.  Her research examines Africa-based publishers and festivals, and global literary networks.  She is also an editor and literary producer with 20-years experience of working in the publishing industry. She is a Director for Kigali-based publishing company Huza Press and a co-founder of www.africainwords.com.

She regularly curates workshops and festivals, and is the co-founder and co-producer of Africa Writes–Bristol and Africa Writes–Exeter. She is a member of the Partnership Network for Exeter’s UNESCO City of Literature programme and Bristol’s Literature Development Board.  Her work has been published in Wasafiri, Research in African Literatures, Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies and the Routledge Handbook of African Literature. She is currently working on a monograph exploring pan-African literary networks post-2000 building on her doctoral research on Kwani Trust, Farafina and Cassava Republic Press.