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Lecturer in English, City, University of London

Currently a lecturer in English at City, University of London, I have research interests in the post-colonial literatures and cinemas of Africa and South Asia.

I also write freelance on contemporary art, film and books for publications including The Economist, The Times Literary Supplement and Aesthetica Magazine.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer, City, University of London


  • 2021 
    University of Cambridge, PhD
  • 2013 
    University of Oxford, Master of Studies in English 1900-Present
  • 2012 
    University of York, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English and Related Literature


  • 2021
    Gender and the politics of war historiography in Buchi Emecheta’s Destination Biafra, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature
  • 2021
    'They drew an entire people after them': Subjectivity and Arrested Decolonisation in 'Xala', Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
  • 2020
    Neocolonialism and the resistant subject in Ayi Kwei Armah’s The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, Journal of Postcolonial Writing
  • 2018
    [Book Review] "Contemporary Diasporic South Asian Women's Fiction" by Ruvani Ranasinha, Women: A Cultural Review
  • 2015
    "'Black' Spaces: Othello and the Cinematic Language of Othering", Literature/Film Quarterly
  • 2014
    "Writing Exile: Displacement and Arrival in Eva Hoffman and Edward Said", Life Writing
  • 2014
    "Race, (In)Visibility and Subjecthood in Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man' and Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye'", Postgraduate English