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Natalya Din-Kariuki

DPhil Student

Natalya Din-Kariuki read for a B.A. in English Language and Literature at Wadham College, before completing a Master of Studies in English Literature (1550-1700) at Balliol College. She is now in the second year of doctoral research in English Literature. Her interests include the literary and intellectual history of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, rhetorical theory, contemporary African literature, and various strands of critical theory. The focus of her doctoral thesis is the role of testimony – and its ethical, aesthetic, and epistemological aspects – in early modern travel writing on the Ottoman Empire.