Brief Encounters at the Borderline

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Jade Lee

Abstract

Foreword to the second issue of Brief Encounters.

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Author Biography

Jade Lee, SOAS, University of London

Senior EditorJade took her first degree in English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London. After graduating she began a PGCE in Early Years Education and went on to teach in London for three years before moving to Paris, where she taught English for three years and helped co-author a curriculum for Anglophone children living in France. She also spent some time volunteering for a primary school in Kenya.In 2012, Jade returned to begin an MA in African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, taking a broad range of courses in Politics and History, ultimately deciding to major in ‘Travelling Africa: Writing the Cape to Cairo,’ an interdisciplinary module that focused on travel writing across Africa as a literary and cultural artefact. As part of this course, Jade undertook archival research which led to the discovery of an unpublished book by a female Colonial Officer serving in what was then the British Cameroons. A piece formed the genesis of her PhD which is entitled ‘Women of the British Colonial Service: Contested Identities and Liminal Lives, 1936 – 1961.’ Twitter: @jadesoas

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