I am an associate fellow at the University of Warwick, but my day job is in marketing. Previously I was an associate lecturer in French at Oxford Brookes University. From September 2012 to January 2014, I was a research editor on the Complete Works of Voltaire at the Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford.
Before joining the VF, I gained my BA (Hons) in English Literature, and my MA (Distinction) in Translation, Writing and Cultural Difference at the University of Warwick. I went on to gain a PhD, also at Warwick, funded by an AHRC collaborative doctoral award with Waddesdon Manor, and supervised by Dr Katherine Astbury. I successfully passed my viva in September 2012.
My research focuses on the cultural production of the French Revolution. I am currently working on a book project: Staging Satire: Theatrical Metaphors in Prints of the French Revolution, to be published in 2016. You can find out more about my research in the Publications section of my website.
Part of my PhD involved cataloguing a collection of 500 Revolutionary prints held at Waddesdon Manor in four volumes called Tableaux de la Révolution française. The cataloguing was in collaboration with Paul Davidson, a PhD student from Queen Mary’s, University of London. My research was based on these volumes as well as the larger collections held in Parisian libraries. In April 2011, an exhibition, ‘A Subversive Art: Prints of the French Revolution’, curated by Paul Davidson and I opened to the public at Waddesdon.
When I am not being an ECR in French, I am a poet with a collection longlisted in the Guardian First Book Awards as the reader’s choice. You can find my poetry website here.