I write about contemporary literature and culture. I am particularly interested in North American and British writings responding to twenty-first-century anxieties and crises that range from climate breakdown and other apocalyptic threats for my first book to the sleep crisis for my second book project. My research considers the understandings of time underlying these crises and, more broadly, how articulations of time are integral to support or critique power structures.
My first book, The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities and the End Times, was published by Bloomsbury in December 2019. You can read the book’s introduction here. You can find out more about my other published projects here.
My current research project, “Writing the Sleep Crisis: 24/7 Capitalism and Neoliberal Subjectivity”, has recently attracted funding from the Wellcome Trust (Research Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science) and the European Commission (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship).
My essays and reviews have appeared in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Open Library of Humanities, C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writing, boundary 2 online, Altre Modernità, Journal of American Studies, Postmodern Culture, The ESSE Messenger, Ransom Center Magazine, and edited collections published by Palgrave and Cambridge University Press.