The College of The Bahamas
           School of English Studies
Faculty and Staff

Marie Sairsingh

Marie Sairsingh is an Assistant Professor of English. She holds an Associate Degree in Psychology from the College of the Bahamas (1978), a Bachelors degree in Education from the University of Miami (1980) and a Master's Degree in English and Curriculum Development from the University of Southern Mississippi (2000). She is currently a doctoral candidate at Howard University writing a dissertation in the joint fields of Caribbean Literature and African American literature with a focus on Erna Brodber and Toni Morrison.

Ms. Sairsingh taught at the secondary level for 20 years. She also taught at several tertiary level institutions in New Providence, and, more recently, at Howard University. Her adjunct teaching at COB spanned sixteen years from 1984 to 2000, prior to her fulltime appointment to the Faculty of Liberal and Fine Arts in the School of English Studies in 2000.

Ms. Sairsingh has served as Coordinator of ENG 120, and ENG 300 and teaches various courses in Composition, Bahamian Literature, and African Literature.

Her research interests include Caribbean Literature, Women's Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Literature, and African Diaspora Literature. She is particularly interested in the synergistic relationships and intersections among various diasporan literatures and the field of Philosophy.