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 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