It is with profound sadness that we received news of the death on March 4th of our supporter Anthony Carrigan.
Dr Anthony Carrigan was a Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures, at the University of Leeds. He published widely at the intersection of postcolonial studies, ecocriticism, and the environmental humanities. At the time of his passing Anthony was working on an AHRC-funded project, Representing Postcolonial Disaster: Conflict, Consumption, Reconstruction, which addressed the social and environmental dimensions of a number of post-WWII catastrophes. This included an international conference, and a series of public engagement events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the South Asian Tsunami, the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, and the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster, the latter planned in collaboration with the Bhopal Medical Appeal.
Anthony was a dedicated supporter of the Bhopal Medical Appeal and committed to raising awareness about survivors of the gas disaster and other disasters throughout the world. Anthony, along with his partner Clare travelled to Bhopal in January 2014 to gather research, and volunteer at the Sambhavna Trust Clinic and the Chingari Trust and Rehabilitation Centre. Anthony was a strong positive force in this world and he will truly be missed. Everyone at the Bhopal Medical Appeal would like to express our deepest condolences to Anthony’s family and friends.
Anthony’s family like to raise funds for The Christie where he received such fantastic care throughout his illness. In the first instance, they would like to buy some comfortable reclining chairs for the wards, for relatives doing overnight vigils, and any further funds will go towards research into cancers of unknown primary. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our JustGivingPage: www.justgiving.com/AnthonyCarrigan