I am currently a Doctoral Prize Fellow at Loughborough University, developing a new project on care homes, care, and ageing in mid-century British culture. In 2021, I passed my PhD at Queen Mary, University of London, supervised by Dr. Suzanne Hobson and Prof. Morag Shiach. My research explores a ‘poetics of ageing’ in modernist texts, with a specific focus on the late works of H.D, Mina Loy and Djuna Barnes. I’m interested in applying cultural gerontology in a modernist and mid-century context, particularly looking at embodiment, archives and life writing. I have published work to date in Women: A Cultural Review, MAI Journal and Feminist Modernist Studies.
As the co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts project Decorating Dissidence, I am currently exploring the ways modernist and contemporary craft practices intersect. This has led to a series of exhibitions, conferences and a special issue as well as an ongoing blog.
As a writer, I focus on the intersection between art, culture, ageing and social issues with articles published in Times Literary Supplement, Wired Magazine, The Guardian Guide, and CityMonitor, amongst others.
As a curatorial programmer, I have run many exhibitions and events – from performance art nights and groups shows to the talk series PEAKS – always with an emphasis on supporting emerging artists and creating ongoing collaborative dialogues.