Wendy McMahon is a Senior Lecturer in American Studies. She joined the School of American Studies at UEA in 2010 after completing her doctoral research at the University of Essex.




Key Research Interests

Cuban and Latin American Literature; Contemporary American Literature; 'World' literatures. 

Literature and philosophy, literature and politics, literature and ethics, literature and science. 

Human rights, exile, belonging, ideas of home. 

philosophy, critical theory, pyschoanalyitical theories, postcolonial theories, the Enlightenment 

Teaching Interests

Teaching Activities

  • First Year: Spring Semester: Convener of Reading Cultures II: Ideas and Ideologies (AMSAF18)
  • Second Year: Living on the Hyphen: Cuban America (AMSA2L15)
  • Final Year: (Year-long): New American Century: Culture and Crisis (AMSA3S1Y)
  • Wendy also lectures on the first year modules, Imagining America I and II.

Key Responsibilities

 Associate Dean for Employability, Faculty of Arts and Humanities 

Director, Arts and Humanities, Schools: University Partnership Initiative (RCUK)

National Ambassador for Public Engagement (NCCPE)