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Dr Samuel Sequeira

Dr Samuel Sequeira

Research Associate

School of English, Communication and Philosophy


I am an interdisciplinary researcher in the areas of Critical and Cultural Theory and English Literature. More specifically I am involved in field based Qualitative Research where I use Oral History Interviewing for my data. The area of my research involves delving into individual and group memory, individual and collective/cultural trauma and the resultant identity in the context of partitions, migration, and civil war related violence and other related trajectories.

More specifically, my Doctoral research was an Oral History Interview based field research to document the memories and experiences of migration and settlement among South Asian Communities of South Wales.

Currently as Research Associate I work as a team member under the AHRC funded project Refugee Wales: The Afterlife of of Violence.

My areas of research include memory studies, trauma studies, Identity in the context of Partitions, civil war and migration.


Education and qualifications

2011- 2016: Ph.D Critical and Cultural Theory, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff.

Research Topic: Narratives of Partition, Migration and Settlement among South Asians living in South Wales.

2004-2005: MSc Human Resources Management, University of South Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK

1993-1995: MA English Literature, University of Mysore, India

Career overview

2005 - 2019: One Stop Language Services Ltd, London

997-2003:  Managing Editor of Kannada Language Daily “Janavahini” at Janamadyama Prakashana Ltd, India

1993-1997: Managing Editor of Konkani Language Weekly “Raknno" at Deepti Trust, Mangalore, India

Honours and awards

2012: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) taward for “Collaborative Skills Development Call 2012”

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK.


  • Sequeira, S. 2019, Memory Wars and Identity Construction: Return of the Suppressed as Afterlife of Partition under Hindutva Rule in India in Mohanram, R. and Raychaudhuri, A. eds. Partitions and Their Afterlives: Violence, Memories, Living, Rowan & Littlefield: London, New York, PP 129-156


  • Sequeira, S. 2016. Memory, History, Identity: Narratives of Partition, Migration and Settlement among South Asian Communties of south Wales, Lambert, Germany.


  • Sequeira, S. 2015. Politics of Collective Memory: Hindutva Spatial Strategies and Assault on Syncretic Culture, Al Shodhana, pp. 27-48