Fiona McCann is Professor of Postcolonial Literature at the University of Lille and a Junior Fellow at the Institut Universitaire de France. Her teaching and research are focused on contemporary Irish, South African, Zimbabwean and Nigerian literature, decolonial praxis and theory, and, increasingly, decolonial pedagogies. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on postcolonial novels, prison writing, and the politics of aesthetics. She has also co-edited several journal issues, is the editor of a collection of essays on Irish prisons (The Carceral Network in Ireland: History, Agency and Resistance, Palgrave, 2020) and the author of a monograph (A Poetics of Dissensus: Confronting Violence in Contemporary Prose Writing from the North of Ireland, Peter Lang, 2014). She is at present working on two book projects: a monograph on forms of care in world literature and another on decolonial pedagogies.