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About me

I am a doctoral researcher studying the literary and textual production of anarchist movements in the United States since the 1990s. I received my BA in American Studies (2015) and MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory (2017) from the University of Sussex.

Teaching

In the 2018/19 academic year I taught on the MA modules Urban Cultures and Materialities, Institutions and Contexts, the undergraduate module Objects and Meaning, and dissertation workshops for MA students. I have a Postgraduate Certificate of Special Study in Supporting Learning and am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research

My doctoral project on The Literature of Contemporary U.S. Anarchism involves crafting a new anarchist literary theory that emphasises texts' effects and functions in political movements, and examines anarchist literature across four specifically spatial themes: the city and counterlogistics; domestic space and interpersonal violence; the anti-globalisation movement; and nomadic "dropout cultures".

Conference Presentations

"'A Movement that Renovates People, as Well as Buildings': Neodomestic Space in Narratives of the Lower East Side Squatters’ Movement." Radical Cities, Radical Narratives, University of London, October 2017.

"Who is the University? Belonging, Repression and Toxicity in the 2013 Sussex University Occupation." The University and the Microdynamics of Institutional Life, University of Essex, December 2018.

"Texts as Weapons: Notes Toward an Anarchist Literary Theory." Hyphen: An Exposition Between Art and Research, University of Westminster, March 2019.

"The Literature of Counterlogistics: The Olympia Commune and Anarchist Textual Performativity." British Association for American Studies, 64th Annual Conference, University of Sussex, April 2019.

Publications

Review of Nicole Seymour, Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age, in LSE Review of Books, October 2018. 

Review of Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer, Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology, in LSE Review of Books, July 2019.

Review of David Scott, Stuart Hall’s Voice: Intimations of an Ethics of Receptive Generosity, in New Formations 96–97, 2019.

Review of Dani Spinosa, Anarchists in the Academy: Machines and Free Readers in Experimental Poetry, forthcoming in Anarchist Studies, 2020.