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Research overview

My main research interest is in literary disability studies and epistemologies of the contemporary, more precisely the way fictional narratives of neurodivergent conditions can productively problematise neurotypical approaches to periodising/aesthetic literary categories and add to existing imaginaries of crip time. In my PhD, I focus on whether current theories of the contemporary that are neurotypically premised might be usefully rethought in such a way as to make helpful contributions to multiple fields. Recently, I have been working on the representation of disability and the posthuman in canonical sci-fi novels, and the link between representational strategies of neurodiversity and nature in contemporary works of fiction.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Letters, When Time Lost Its Mind: Uncovering Instant-Time Perception in Brain Memoirs, University of St Andrews


Award Date: 4 Dec 2019

Master of Arts, A Response to Jérôme Baschet’s Italian Apocalyptic Iconography: Two Case Studies, University of St Andrews


Award Date: 26 Jun 2018


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