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Assistant Professor, History, Coventry University

My core research is concerned with the role played by violence in the shaping of early American society and its role in the creation Native American ‘Otherness’. I am particularly interested in the ways in which ideas of the ‘Other’ manifest themselves in popular culture. Related to this, I have also carried out research on silent film as a vector of challenge and change, particularly the works of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, American History and Popular Culture, Coventry University


  • 2011 
    University of Dundee, PhD