I completed a BA with Honours in English Studies and Film & Media, Masters in English Studies and PhD at the University of Stirling, Scotland. My PhD, ‘The Saltire Society Literary Awards, A Cultural History: 1936-2015’, was completed in October 2016 and is the first comprehensive analysis of the Saltire Society Literary Awards, Scotland’s oldest series of book awards.
I completed my PhD through an Arts and Humanities Collaborative Doctoral Award, so I was working alongside the Saltire Society in the administration and development of their awards throughout my research. I have taught on several undergraduate English modules at Stirling and have led seminars on Literary Award Culture for the MA in Publishing Studies at the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication.
My research interests are situated within the literary economy and contemporary publishing culture. The areas I focus on include literary award culture, judgment culture, gender (in relation to publishing and literary culture) and diversity and representation in the publishing industry.