I am currently working as a high school English teacher in Derbyshire. I have previously worked as a freelance researcher, as an academic editor for Alluvium and AC Review of Books, and as an arts and culture writer/reviewer for venues including the Ploughshares blog, Cleveland Review of Books, and OperaWire.
My previous teaching experience has largely been within a university setting at both the University of Leeds, where I taught on the modules Foundations of English and American Words, American Worlds, and at Changsha Social Work College where I led the module English Speaking Cultures and also taught English language.
I hold an MLitt in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture from the University of St Andrews, and a BA (Hons) in English from Staffordshire University. My academic writing has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of peer-reviewed journals and edited collections, and I am the recipient of the 2019 Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand Postgraduate Essay Prize, the 2018 British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize and the 2017 British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize.
For a more detailed account of my professional experience, please see my C.V. page.