- Contemporary literature in English (especially British, South African, Caribbean, Indian, and ethnic American fiction)
- Cultural memory studies, trauma theory, Holocaust and genocide studies
- Postcolonial and transcultural studies
- Craps, Stef. Trauma. New Critical Idiom. Under contract with Routledge.
- Craps, Stef. "Beyond Eurocentrism: Trauma Theory in the Global Age." The Future of Trauma Theory: Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Gert Buelens, Sam Durrant, and Robert Eaglestone. London: Routledge, 2013. 10,500 words. [forthcoming]
- Craps, Stef. Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. [forthcoming]
- Vermeulen, Pieter, Stef Craps, Richard Crownshaw, Ortwin de Graef, Andreas Huyssen, Vivian Liska, and David Miller. Dispersal and Redemption: The Future Dynamics of Memory Studies - A Roundtable. Memory Studies 5.2 (2012): 223-39.
- Craps, Stef, and Michael Rothberg, eds. Transcultural Negotiations of Holocaust Memory. Spec. issue of Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 53.4 (2011). With essays by Stef Craps and Gert Buelens, Sarah De Mul, Andreas Huyssen, Michael Rothberg, and Pieter Vermeulen; and reviews by Brett Ashley Kaplan, A. Dirk Moses, and Max Silverman.
- Craps, Stef, and Gert Buelens. "Traumatic Mirrorings: Holocaust and Colonial Trauma in Michael Chabon'sThe Final Solution." Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 53.4 (2011): 569-86.
- Craps, Stef, and Michael Rothberg. "Introduction: Transcultural Negotiations of Holocaust Memory." Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 53.4 (2011): 517-21.
- Craps, Stef. "Learning to Live with Ghosts: Postcolonial Haunting and Mid-Mourning in David Dabydeen's 'Turner' and Fred D'Aguiar's Feeding the Ghosts." Callaloo 33.2 (2010): 467-75.
- Craps, Stef. "'Only Not beyond Love': Testimony, Subalternity, and the Famine in the Poetry of Eavan Boland." Neophilologus: An International Journal of Modern and Mediaeval Language and Literature 94.1 (2010): 265-76.
- Craps, Stef. "Wor(l)ds of Grief: Traumatic Memory and Literary Witnessing in Cross-Cultural Perspective." Textual Practice 24.1 (2010): 51-68.
- Craps, Stef. "An Interview with Graham Swift." Contemporary Literature 50.4 (Winter 2009): 637-61.
- Craps, Stef, and Gert Buelens, eds. Postcolonial Trauma Novels. Spec. double issue of Studies in the Novel 40.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008).
- Craps, Stef, and Gert Buelens. "Introduction: Postcolonial Trauma Novels." Studies in the Novel 40.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008): 1-12.
- Craps, Stef. "Linking Legacies of Loss: Traumatic Histories and Cross-Cultural Empathy in Caryl Phillips's Higher Ground and The Nature of Blood." Studies in the Novel 40.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008): 191-202.
- Craps, Stef. "Virginia Woolf, 'Kew Gardens' and 'The Legacy.'" A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story. Ed. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm and David Malcolm. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 193-201.
- Craps, Stef. "Conjuring Trauma: The Naudet Brothers' 9/11 Documentary." Canadian Review of American Studies 37.2 (2007): 183-204.
- Craps, Stef. "J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians and the Ethics of Testimony." English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature 88.1 (Feb. 2007): 59-66.
- Craps, Stef. "How to Do Things with Gender: Transgenderism in Virginia Woolf's Orlando." Image into Identity: Constructing and Assigning Identity in a Culture of Modernity. Ed. Michael Wintle. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2006. 175-90.
- Craps, Stef. "'Who Lets a Big Question Upset His Small, Safe World?' British Postmodern Realism and the Question of Ethics." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture 54.3 (2006): 287-98.
- Craps, Stef. Trauma and Ethics in the Novels of Graham Swift: No Short-Cuts to Salvation. Brighton/Portland: Sussex Academic Press, 2005. Shortlisted for the 2006 ESSE Book Award.
- Multidirectional Memory and the Retrofitting of Trauma in Pat Barker and W. G. Sebald (Toby Smethurst, BOF, 2011-2015)
- Intersecting Memories: The Representation of the Holocaust and State Violence in (Post-)Yugoslav Literature (dr. Stijn Vervaet, FWO, 2011-2014)
- Trauma beyond the Biomedical Paradigm: Towards a Subject-Oriented and Contextual Approach (Gregory Bistoen, BOF, 2011-2015; co-supervisor with prof. dr. Stijn Vanheule)
- Masks, Puppets, and Performative Objects as Tools of Critique, Resistance, and Agency in Contemporary Performing Arts in South Africa (Marieke Breyne, 2011-; co-supervisor with prof. dr. Christel Stalpaert)
- Intersections of Cultural Memory and Human Rights: The Case of Dave Eggers (Sean Bex and dr. Katrien Bollen, FWO, 2012-2016; with prof. dr. Pieter Vermeulen)
- Conjuguer la Shoah au présent. Représentation et incarnation de la mémoire du génocide juif dans la littérature contemporaine (dr. Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand, SSHRC, 2012-2014)