Academic CV

 

Affiliation

Currently I am a postgraduate researcher at the University of Exeter, in Devon U.K. You can view my academic profile on their website here.

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Education

2013 – 2017    PhD in English Literature, University of Exeter
“From Liberal to Neoliberal Education: Understanding the Value of the Humanities in England”
Supervised by Professor Regenia Gagnier; 2nd supervisor Dr. Sian Harris

2012 – 2013    MA English (Criticism and Theory Pathway), University of Exeter
Dissertation “Payment by Results: the Impact of an Economic Approach to Education Policy  within the Humanities” Distinction (80%).

2009 – 2012    BA Hons. English Studies, University of Exeter

Work Experience

SEPTEMBER 2016 – PRESENT: JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Editorial Assistant for Review Section

JANUARY 2016 – APRIL 2016: SEMESTER AT SEA, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
1) Teaching Assistant for Global Media & International Marketing courses
2) Writing Centre Advisor

SUMMER 2015: PEARSON
Literature Reviewer for Pearson: “Employability in Higher Education: a review of practice and strategies around the world”

SEPTEMBER 2013 – PRESENT: COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Graduate Teaching Assistant. I have taught, marked and moderated in Approaches to Criticism, Level 1 (every year 2013 – 2017), Advanced Critical Theory, Level 3 (2014-15), and The Novel, Level 1 (2017)

JUNE 2013, 2015 and 2017: GRAND CHALLENGES, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Programme Facilitator for Grand Challenges (Food Security with Natalia Lawrence (2017) Digital Archives with Prof. Gabriella Giannachi (2015) and State Policy and Funding for the Arts with Prof. Sam Smiles 2013)

AUGUST 2014 – DECEMBER 2014: SEMESTER AT SEA, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
1) Teaching Assistant for World Literature & International Marketing courses
2) Writing Centre Advisor

JANUARY – MAY 2014: DEVON GUILD OF CRAFTSMEN  
Symposium Co-Organiser and Chair “Beyond the Book” 

SEPTEMBER 2013 – APRIL 2014: COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER      
Conference Treasurer and Exhibition Organiser

SEPTEMBER 2012 – SEPTEMBER 2014: ARTS AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Digital Co-ordinator: project and website management, event organisation, press and marketing

MAY 2012 – MAY 2013: EXEPOSÉ, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER   
Editor-in Chief of student newspaper

SEPTEMBER 2011 – JUNE 2012: COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES,UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Writing Advisor in the Undergraduate Writing Centre

SEPTEMBER 2011 – DECEMBER 2012: SCHOOL OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
PASS Mentor for Critical Theory

Published Work

JUNE 2013 THE CULTURAL VALUE INITIATIVE 
““Targets are here to stay” – Sir Professor Christopher Frayling on Exeter and the future of funding in the Arts in England”

JUNE 2013 SCREEN TALKS 
Gatsby, What Gatsby? The luxury of infidelity in the twenty-first century”

2014: THE DOVETAIL JOURNAL (ISSUE 1: SCIENCE AND LITERATURE)
“Conversation, Clamour and Controversy: what we might learn from the Two Cultures debates today”

2016: PEARSON
Employability in Higher Education: a review of practice and strategies around the world

2016: THE BIRMINGHAM JOURNAL OF LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE (Vol. VII)
Review: Deandrea, Pietro, New Slaveries in Contemporary British Literature and Visual Arts

2016: THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES
Review: Sevan G. Terzian & Patrick A. Ryan, American Education in Popular Media: From the Blackboard to the Silver Screen

Conference Papers

JULY 2013: THEORISING THE POPULAR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY
“Playing with 21st Century Stereotypes: Essence, Fiction, and Value of the Humanities in Popular Culture”

APRIL 2014: C21 WRITINGS: SPONSORED BY BLOOMSBURY, UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
“Emotions and Economics: the importance of literary criticism in the definition of the humanities”

APRIL 2014: COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
“The Cost of Thinking Critically: Values and the Future of Literary Criticism within the Marketised University”

JUNE 2014: HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY ANNUAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES CONFERENCE, MANCHESTER
“Unpopular Culture: Stereotyping of Humanities scholars and what we can do about it”

JUNE 2015: DISSIDENCE CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Representations of English Literature in Fiction”

SEPTEMBER 2015: THREE-MINUTE THESIS, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
“Reasons to be Cheerful: Why my research is important to contemporary higher education”

JULY 2016: EVIDENCE ON TRIAL CONFERENCE, INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY, UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
“Evidencing the Humanities: Articulations of Public Value in Contemporary Higher Education”

APRIL 2017: BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN STUDIES, BAAS, CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH
“Higher Education on Screen: Reflecting on Contemporary Representations of Humanities Educators in Colleges and Universities”

APRIL 2017: ECHIC inside/Out, INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Invited Speaker: “How is the value of the humanities changing within the marketised higher education sector in the UK?”

FORTHCOMING: English Shared Futures, Newcastle (5th – 7th July)
Panel Discussion Member: “Difficult Identities: How the Academy and Literature must do justice to its own complexity”

FORTHCOMING: College of Humanities, PGR Conference (12th – 13th June)
“Professor Professorson: Representations of the Humanities in Popular Teen Television”

 

Teaching Qualifications 

SUMMER 2016
Associate Fellowship accreditation from the Higher Education Academy
ASPIRE Masters Course Credits Achieved / LTHE 3 Completed.

JUNE 2015
Shortlisted for for “Best Postgraduate Teacher” at the University of Exeter Teaching Awards, winner within the College of Humanities and second place across the whole institution.

SEPTEMBER 2013
Achieved LTHE Stages 1 & 2: Qualified to teach at the University of Exeter

SEPTEMBER 2013
Co-lectured three times in ‘Approaches to Criticism’ and ‘Academic English’ lectures.

Awards and Funding

 2017

– PGR representative to attend Dickens Universe, Santa Cruz California (approx. value £2000)
– Winner of Royal Historical Society Research Support Award (£500)
– Recipient of competitive BAAS Travel Grant to present at Annual Conference (£200)
– Honorarium to present at Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh (£250)
– College of Humanities PGR Activities Award to run workshop (£600)

2016
– Winner of the University of Exeter’s Santander PGR Bursary for Research Activities (£300)
Three-Minute Thesis Winner for Most Engaging Presentation (£100)
– Awarded competitive Research Support Grant from the College of Humanities (£200)

2014
– Attracted Funding for Arts Council England “Grants for the Arts” for the Exeter Enquires Project for the Arts and Culture Department at the University of Exeter (£22,560). See http://www.artsandcultureexeter.co.uk/exeter-enquires for project legacy.

Administrative Experience

2017
– Invited to Advisory Board for European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres (ECHIC)
– Organised workshop on “Policymaking in the Humanities” (27 February) and developed written report for how the humanities might better influence policy sent to the AHRC and Parliament

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Policy-Making Workshop

2016
– Postgraduate Representative for the Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter
– Postgraduate Representative for Graduate Teaching Assistants, University of Exeter        

2014
 – Independent Consultant for the administrative offices in the Students’ Guild. Conducted interviews, focus groups and collated data, presenting findings in long-form report
– Treasurer for the Philosophy Society (2012-2014), University of Exeter
– PGR Conference Treasurer and Exhibition Organiser, College of Humanities, Exeter
– Symposium Co-Organiser and Chair “Beyond the Book: How Artists Use the Book Form” in association with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen

2013
– Curated visual arts exhibition “Print Power: A History of Exeter through the Student Press”

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