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Kristien Potgieter – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Kristien is a Creative Writing PhD student, writer, editor and dancer from Johannesburg, South Africa.

She was a recipient of the prestigious UEA Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship at the University of East Anglia, and her short fiction has been published in print and online.

Academic qualifications

  • MA, Creative Writing - University of East Anglia
  • BA (Hons), English - University of the Witwatersrand
  • BA (Hons), French - University of Pretoria

Thesis title

Diverse representations of the ballerina in middle grade and young adult fiction

Research supervisors

Lucy Christopher and Tracy Brain

Research interests

Creative writing, dance fiction, diversity in middle grade and young adult fiction, South African literature. 

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