After graduating with a PhD from the University of Queensland in 2006, I took up an ARC-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Sydney in 2007. In 2009 I moved to the University of Tasmania, where I continued my fellowship and worked as a lecturer in Australian literary studies. In 2011 I was appointed Senior Lecturer in Literary and Textual Studies in the Digital Humanities Hub at the Australian National University.
My current research appears very different from my doctoral project, but both are underpinned by an abiding interest in gender relations and the construction of cultural value. My PhD investigated how men’s bodies are represented and ‘looked at’ in contemporary Australian women’s fiction. Since completing my PhD, my research has explored the critical potential of quantitative and computational methods to survey trends in the history of the Australian novel, across a variety of areas, including genre, authorship, publishing, reading and literary criticism.