Christopher is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Hertfordshire. He joined in January 2016 after working as an associate lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London and the University of East Anglia, among others.
His research interests include contemporary U.S. literature, culture of the U.S. South, memory, and African-American culture.
Christopher is the author of the monograph Rooting Memory, Rooting Place: Regionalism in the Twenty-First-Century American South (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), which was called "a well-crafted work that makes important interventions into ongoing debates in Southern Studies" (Michael Bibler, LSU) and "engaging, insightful, and compelling" (Anna Hartnell, Birkbeck, UoL). He has also published chapters and articles on Hurricane Katrina, the southern gothic, and texts including The Help, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Salvage the Bones, Zeitoun and Girls.
In addition, Chris is the Reviews Editor for the European Journal of American Culture and is the founding member of the Southern Studies in the UK Network (@ssukn).