I am a PhD student at the University of Leeds, UK, where my research looks at the relationship between masculinity and ecology in contemporary American fiction, focusing particularly on representations of the Old West. Find out more about my current research HERE.
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 previous roles have included work in advertising and marketing, and as an English teacher (TESOL) and university lecturer in China’s Hunan Province. I have been working as a freelance writer since 2014, most recently taking up a role as a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog.
My academic writing has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of peer-reviewed journals and edited collections, including Journal of American Culture, Western American Literature, and Studies in Comics. I am the recipient of the 2018 British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Essay Award and the 2017 British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize.
For a complete account of my professional experience, please see my C.V. page.