Anthony James Carrigan was born on September 11, 1980, and died on March 3, 2016.
He was a British academic.
Antony was noted for his pioneering work in combining the theoretical paradigms of postcolonialism and environmental studies (in particular ecocriticism).
Anthony Carrigan was called in 2012 as ‘a lively and authoritative new voice in postcolonial studies.
He was a student at the Girton College, Cambridge, graduating with a BA in English, winning Girton’s Charity Reeves Prize in English and an Emily Davies Scholarship in 2001.
Anthony Carrigan completed his MA at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Anthony received his PhD thesis, Representations of Tourism in Postcolonial Island Literatures in the School of English at the University of Leeds, in 2008.
After he gained his PhD, he took up a lectureship at Keele University in 2009, in the course of which he also held a fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (January–June 2012).
He was best-known for his 2011 monograph Postcolonial Tourism: Literature, Culture, and Environment.
Sometime in September 2013, he returned to the School of English at Leeds University as a lecturer in postcolonial literature and cultures, where he worked until his death following an extended period of illness from cancer in 2016.
Anthony Carrigan passed away at 35 yrs old.