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Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature, Keele University, Keele University

I'm a Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature at Keele University. I'm currently working on a book, Contemporary Life Writing at the End of Empire, which is due out with Bloomsbury in 2023.

Working with the imperial historians Dr Liam Liburd and Dr Josh Doble, I have recently co-edited an essay collection British Culture After Empire: Race, Decolonisation and Migration Since 1945, which is due out with Manchester University Press in late 2022.

My wider interests include life writing, postcolonial literature, imperial history, and graphic narratives. I have previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing (2020-2021) and as Research Assistant on the AHRC project 'Mobilising Multidirectional Memory' (2017-2018) at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.


  • 2020–2021
    Postdoctoral Researcher ('Life Writing and the Asylum'), University of Oxford


  • 2020 
    University of Leeds, PhD in English Literature
  • 2015 
    University of Oxford, M.St English Literature, 1900-Present
  • 2013 
    Queen Mary, University of London, BA English


  • 2019
    Chapter: '"To Create Her World Anew", Charlotte Salomon's Graphic Life Narrative' in , Documenting Trauma in Comics: Traumatic Pasts, Embodied Histories and Graphic Reportage
  • 2018
    'Penelope Lively's Speculative Life Writing', Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writing