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Hannah Cole

Graduate Student


Hannah's research centers on the human and ecological aftermaths of the plantation system in the Caribbean. Her dissertation, "A Thorny Way of Thinking: Botanical Afterlives of Caribbean Plantation Slavery," draws attention to literary representations of weeds that grow at the margins of monoculture fields. Elsewhere, her writing has been published in Latin American Literary Review and the Aldus Journal of Translation. Her digital humanities project, Botanical Imaginaries, offers interactive maps of plant migration in three Caribbean texts. It can be viewed at


  • Comparative Literature