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I joined the University of Bristol in 2016 as a PhD candidate affiliated to both the Department of English Literature and the School of Modern Languages and am now Lecturer with the Department of English. My research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

I am currently developing my first monograph, provisionally titled World Literature in the Wake of the Cold War: Global Forms of the Polyphonic Novel, which analyses the collective forms of contemporary, non-Western world literature as afterlives of 'the aesthetic cold war'. It is a multingual, comparative study of Post-Soviet, Latin American and Caribbean writing, attentive to the particular politics and complexities of the literary translation of Russophone, Hispanophone and Creole linguistic systems. 

Other research areas I am interested in include transnational feminisms, literary and cultural activism, Irish literature, and genre fiction. A new project comparatively explores the intersection of writing, visual culture and organised struggles for reproductive justice in Mexico and Ireland, building on the Marxist-feminist and materialist work of Cristina Rivera Garza, Sayak Valencia, and Verónica Gago.

I teach extensively at Bristol, and am currently convenor of the modules Literatures of Decolonisation, Dangerous Books and Border-Worlds. This research-led teaching draws from my interdisciplinary and multilingual work to-date, as well as a dedication to breaking down the boundaries that divide the research and teaching of 'English' literature from other disciplines, while retaining a critical gaze on the insitution of the university.  


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  • Centre for Black Humanities
  • Migration Mobilities Bristol


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