After working at the University of Bristol and the University of Warwick, I joined the University of Liverpool in September 2012. My research interests lie predominantly in environmental and cultural history. They focus on modern French history, the environmental history of war and animal history.
My doctoral research and subsequent monograph form the first environmental history of Vichy France and outline the material and cultural importance of nature during the dark years and their aftermath. This led to postdoctoral work on French and transnational militarized landscapes and my second monograph on the environmental history of war and militarization in France from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.
My current project 'Canine City: Dogs, Humans, and the Making of Modern Paris' explores the role and presence of dogs in the city's past as workers, pets, pests, and beyond. It furthers my interest in nonhuman agency and 'more-than-human' histories and is supported by the British Academy.