My current MA thesis project explores the politics and processes of “wildness” in the Anthropocene, examining entanglements and conflicts between people, animals and landscapes in Scotland. Some reflections on this research (and related creative projects) can be found at the Outlandia blog, where I undertook a short writing and research residency last summer.

My MLitt thesis focused on the sexual/textual politics of narrative in the work of two important twentieth-century Scottish authors, Muriel Spark and Alasdair Gray.

Scholarships and awards

2016 Erasmus Mundus scholarship for international postgraduate study in Hungary and the Netherlands as part of the GEMMA programme.

2013 Full AHRC funding for an MLitt at the University of Glasgow.

2012 Awarded the Bradley Medal for graduating top of the 2012 class in English Literature, and the PN Review Dissertation Prize.

Conference presentations

2018 (upcoming) Human-Animal Studies Conference: (Un)Common Worlds, Turku. ‘Saving the wild and wilding the nation: the Scottish wildcat and the biopolitics of species.’

2018  British Animal Studies Network Conference: Sex, University of Strathclyde. ‘Wild sex: impotence, excess and the biopolitics of species conservation.’

2015 The Modernist Short Story Conference, University of Dundee. ‘Writing the animal: meaning, subjectivity and the limits of representation in short stories by Katherine Mansfield and Franz Kafka.’


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