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Jenna Marshall is a Lecturer in International Studies at King’s College London. Before her appointment at King’s in 2022, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Universität Kassel in Germany (2019 -22) and a Sassoon Visiting Fellow in Black and South Asia History at the University of Oxford. Jenna completed her PhD at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), where she explored Pan-African social movements and political contestations of development agendas in the Anglophone Caribbean. Prior to her doctoral research, she completed a Masters in International Relations at QMUL (2009-10), and an undergraduate degree in International Studies at York University, Toronto, Canada (2006-09). She currently serves as co-convenor of the Colonial, Postcolonial and Decolonial working group of the British International Studies Association (BISA). Jenna has also worked in the field of journalism in the Caribbean and was awarded a Barbados national merit scholarship in 2005.

Research interests

Empire and race, political economy of the global south, plantation economy, Fabian socialism, decolonial methodologies, the Caribbean, pedagogy, resistance and social movements


  • Introduction to International Economics
  • Colonialism, Plantation Economies and Global Capitalism

Latest publications

Special Issues

(2022) Race and Imperialism in International Relations: Theory and Practice. International Affairs 100th Anniversary Special Issue. Vol. 98(1) (co-edited with JK Gani)

Journal Articles

(2022) The impact of colonialism on policy and knowledge production in International Relations. International Affairs. Vol. 98(1) 5 – 22. (co-authored with JK Gani)

(2020) Postcolonial paradoxes, ambiguities of self-determination and Adom Getachew’s Worldmaking After Empire. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. Vol. 48(3) 340-350.