Who am I?
Who am I?
I am an early career researcher based at Manchester Metropolitan University.
I was awarded my AHRC funded PhD on the theological turn in contemporary theory and culture in 2015. I have taught at Manchester Metropolitan since 2012.
Academic and professional qualifications
PhD in English, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2015 (AHRC funded)
MA English Studies (Distinction), Manchester Metropolitan University, 2012
MA (SocSci) (1st) Sociology, University of Glasgow, 2006
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
- ‘“The Place You Don’t Belong”: Border-Crossing and Ambivalence in the Northern Irish Noir-Thriller’, in Border Crossings: Narration, Nation and Imagination in Scots and Irish Literature and Culture, ed. by Colin Younger, (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013), pp.249-269
- ‘Review of Mexico’s Revolution: Then and Now’, Critique, Volume 40, No. 2, (May 2012), pp. 141-143
- 'The Future is a Thing of the Past? Worklessness and Utopia in Contemporary Science Fiction', (with Lucy Burke), at The Raymond Williams Society First Annual Conference: Cultural Production and the Redundancy of Work: Precarity, Automation, Critique, 27 April, 2019
- 'Trumpian populism and new class allegories: Stranger Things and nostalgia aesthetics after the Great Recession', (with Lucy Burke) English Research Series, Manchester Metropolitan University, 27 February, 2019
- 'Morbid symptom or birth of a new world? Stranger Things, the Upside Down and nostalgia aesthetics after the Great Recession' (with Lucy Burke), at Into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things Conference, University of Leeds, 14 December, 2018
- ‘“Shit in heaven”: Christianity, Marxism and the politics of form in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666’, English Research Series Manchester Metropolitan University, 22 March, 2017
- ‘A reading of Alain Badiou in the light of Saint Paul: Communism and Theology today’ at The Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory and Movements, University of Glasgow, 18 October, 2016
- ‘The camera and the gun: commitment, documentary film and responses to the coup in Chile’, at Legacy of a Struggle: Patricio Guzmán’s The Battle of Chile and Chile Obstinate Memory, Manchester Metropolitan University Humanities in Public, 26 April, 2016
- ‘Una Vida Sin Palabras? Deafness, Subalternity and the Nicaraguan Revolution’, (with Lucy Burke) at Critical Disability Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, 21 May, 2013
Invited roundtable discussions
- Panel Discussion on Documentary Film and Disability, at the Viva Spanish and Latin American Film Festival, Manchester Cornerhouse, 8 March, 2013
AHRC Postgraduate Studentship, 2011, c.£50,000
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Prizes and awards
- AHRC Postgraduate Studentship 2011 (c.£50,000)
- Head of Department’s for outstanding performance on MA English Studies, MMU, 2012
- Anthony Easthope Prize for outstanding achievement in Critical Theory MA English Studies, MMU, 2011
- McFie Bequest Award for Best Student Honours Sociology, University of Glasgow, 2006
- McFie Bequest Award for Best Student Level 2 Sociology, University of Glasgow, 2003
- Greta C Tweedale Prize for Modern History, University of Glasgow, 2003
- David Thom Kerr Memorial Prize for Modern History, University of Glasgow, 2002