Dr Hankinson studied English at Balliol College, completing his DPhil in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Matthew Reynolds. His research explores the interrelation between nationalism, belonging, foreignness, and style, with a particular focus on the period 1860-1960. His work routinely involves the tracing of relations which proliferate beyond temporal and geographical boundaries, and the development of innovative comparative methodologies—two activities united in a forthcoming monograph which stages an encounter between the Victorian poet Robert Browning and the contemporary Ghanaian poet and novelist Kojo Laing.
Dr Hankinson is a Stipendiary Lecturer in English at St Hilda’s College, and is the acting Co-ordinator of the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Research Centre, based at St Anne’s College. He teaches Prelims Papers 1, 3, and 4 to St Hilda’s undergraduates.