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Biography

I joined the English department at King’s in September 2014 after completing a PhD at Queen Mary University of London.

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

  • Virginia Woolf studies
  • The Politics of Modernism
  • Twentieth-century women's organisations
  • Interwar women writers

My research on Virginia Woolf centres on the relationship between her political and literary practice. My monograph, Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist, rescues the details of Woolf's political activism and social participation with organisations including the People's Suffrage Federation, the Women’s Co-operative Guild and the National Federation of Women's Institutes. An article about my discovery of an unpublished sketch by Woolf in the New York Morgan Library appears in the 2014 edition of Woolf Studies Annual. This article focuses on Woolf’s (often vexed) attitudes towards class and her treatment of working-class voices. 

Questions of class and gender are also central to my current research project on the politics of interwar women writers and activists, including Rosamond Lehmann, Rebecca West, Elizabeth Bowen, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Amabel Williams-Ellis.

For more details, please see my full research profile.

Teaching

In 2017-18 I will be teaching on the following modules:

BA

  • Activist Texts: Literature and Politics, 1910-1938
  • Mapping Modernism

MA

  • Text, Culture, Theory

Expertise and Public Engagement

Virginia Woolf walking tours of London for Persephone Books, Women’s History Month and the Literary London Reading Group.