I am currently a Teaching Fellow in the Department of English Studies at Durham University, specialising in Victorian Literature and Contemporary Poetry. I am an Associate Lecturer at Glasgow School of Art and Camberwell College of Arts (UAL). 

Postgraduate teaching (Anglia Ruskin)

MA in English: Twentieth and Twenty First Century Fiction and Social Change, Associate Lecturer

Undergraduate teaching (University of Cambridge)

 BA English, Supervisor; Dissertation Supervisor

 Creative Writing teaching (York St John University)

BA English and Creative Writing, Writing to Order: Reviewing Literature, April 2020 and April 2021.

Creative Writing teaching (Poetry School, London)

 Summer term (May-July 2019), 'Space, time: constructing long poems and sequences’

 Tutor Academy (April 2019), ‘Beg, borrow, steal’: quotation, allusion, and intertextuality’ 



Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary Literature 

Faculty of English & Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Dissertation: 'Generative economies: transactional maternal sacrifice in social realist fiction, 1853-1894​', fully funded by AHRC Doctoral Studentship, 2016-19



MPhil (Distinction) in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Faculty of English & Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge​



BA (Double First Class Honours) in English 

Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge​ 

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