I am a PhD candidate in American Literature at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where I am researching twentieth-century short fiction under the supervision of Dr Kasia Boddy. My doctoral thesis is a critical biography of the American short story writer Lucia Berlin. I am Co-Convenor of Cambridge's American Literature Graduate Research Seminar and Co-Representative to the AHRC Student Liaison Group; I was Graduate Representative to the Faculty of English from 2019–2020. I supervise dissertations on a wide range of American Literature, as well as Practical Criticism and Critical Practice, English Literature 1870–Present, and American Literature.
Prior to PhD study, I gained my BA at Jesus College, Cambridge in Archaeology and Anthropology, and my QTS and PGCE from the UCL Institute of Education. I taught English Literature in a London secondary school for five years, and I completed my MA in English and American Literature at UCL, achieving the highest Distinction in my cohort. I have written about Berlin for Granta, and I am a regular columnist for Review 31. My short stories have appeared in Ambit, American Chordata, Granta, The London Magazine, 3:AM and elsewhere, and I am currently writing my first novel.