Dr. Norbert Bugeja graduated with a doctorate in Postcolonial Studies from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies of the University of Warwick in 2011, under the mentorship of Prof. Neil Lazarus, Prof. Benita Parry and Prof. Rashmi Varma. In 2012, his book-length monograph 'Postcolonial Memoir in the Middle East -- Rethinking the Liminal in Mashriqi Writing' appeared from Routledge in its Research in Postcolonial Literatures book series. Since then, he has published extensively in the fields of postcolonial and Mediterranean studies, comparative literatures of the Mediterranean region, self-narrative studies, post-2011 cultural and political dynamics and developments in the MENA, and the literature of Malta.
Dr. Bugeja has delivered keynotes, invited presentations and creative readings at a number of universities and higher-education institutions in the UK and the US, and various countries in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He has lectured at the universities of Warwick (UK), Kent (UK) and Malta. Dr. Bugeja was awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship for Doctoral Studies (2007-2010). As a creative writer, Dr Bugeja has published two collections of poetry in Maltese, 'Nartici' (Klabb Kotba Maltin 2016, shortlisted for the National Book Prize 2017) and 'Bliet' (Edizzjonijiet Emma Delezio 2009, awarded second placing at the National Book Prize 2010), as well as two collections in English translation, 'South of the Kasbah' (Midsea Books 2015, shortlisted for the National Book Prize 2016, translated by Irene Mangion) and 'Stay, Fairy Tale, Stay! (Midsea Books / Inizjamed 2005, translated by Maria Grech Ganado). He has recited his poetry at numerous literature festivals in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Bugeja is General Editor of the Journal of Mediterranean Studies, co-ordinates the Mediterranean Institute's MA (Research) in Mediterranean Studies, convenes the Mediterranean Institute Seminar Series and is a member of the Governing Board of the Mediterranean Institute. He has acted as Advisory Editor and Reviewer for a number journals and scholarly publications, including Routledge ABES, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing and CounterText, and is a member of various scholarly organisations.