ACIS is delighted that Laura Lori has accepted appointment as an Honorary Research Associate. She received her PhD from La Trobe University in 2011 for a thesis on Somali literature in Italian, published as Inchiostro d’Africa. La letteratura postcoloniale somala fra diaspora e identità (Ombre Corte 2013). She has taught at the University of South Australia and is currently co-editing an issue of the online journal FULGOR. As an HRA she will be exploring the creation of a research network into post-colonial literature and collaboration with other areas of post-colonial studies in Australia.