My research arises at the intersection of several critical discourses including critical ocean studies, the environmental humanities and world literature perspectives.
I am particularly interested in ecologies and poetries of the sea and am currently working on my first monograph, provisionally titled 'Hydropoetics: North Atlantic Writing and the Techno-Ocean', which examines the cultural and historical parameters of the'Techno-Ocean' in contemporary North Atlantic writing, focusing on discourses of extraction, disposal and transmission at sea.
My broader research and teaching interests include contemporary ecopoetry; transatlantic studies; world literature (especially British, Irish, and Caribbean literature); postcolonial ecocritical perspectives; petrocultures and the energy humanities; the blue humanities and archipelagic studies; speculative fiction and ‘cli-fi’.
I currently teach on a range of modern and contemporary literature courses including 'Writing and the Environmental Crisis', 'Ecocriticism and Environmental Writing' and 'From Decadence to the Noughties'. I have published and forthcoming articles in The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Humanities, Études Écossaises and Anglistik and have forthcoming book chapters in various edited collections.
- PhD, University of Glasgow
- MA, University of Warwick
- BA, University of Warwick.
- Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
- Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, UK & Ireland (ASLE-UKI)
- British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS).
- EN6018 - Writing and the Environmental Crisis
- EN4004 - From Decadence to the Noughties
- EN6001 - The English Project
- EN7007 - MALLE Environmental Writing and Ecocriticism
- EN7005 - MALLE Research Methods, Resources and Dissemination.
Areas of expertise
- Contemporary poetry
- Blue humanities
- Contemporary Scottish and Irish literature
- Archipelagic studies
- ‘Creaturely’ writing
- Anthropocene and climate change