I am a Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Programme Leader for the MA in Digital and Public Humanities at Edinburgh Napier. My research interests fall generally into modernist studies, critical theory, women’s writing, urban studies and the Digital Humanities.
I was awarded a PhD from the University of Victoria in Canada in 2014, before relocating to the UK. My doctoral thesis examined representations of women’s everyday lives in modernist British fiction, and my first monograph - titled Modernism, Feminism and Everyday Life - will be published soon by Routledge. My developing research in modernist studies focuses on the work of Scottish writers Naomi Mitchison and Christine Orr.
My research interests extend to the Digital Humanities, and I have worked on a number of Digital Humanities research projects, including 'LitLong: Edinburgh,’ a text mining and digital mapping project (litlong.org), the upcoming 'LitLong: Africa', and currently the Netherbow Literature House project with the UNESCO City of Literature Trust. In addition to UNESCO, I regularly work with the Edinburgh International Book Festival and other cultural sector organisations to engage local communities with Scotland's literary culture and history. I have published articles and book chapters on geospatial humanities, data visualisation for the humanities, and literary modernism, as well as scholarly editions of two volumes of Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage series for Broadview Literary Press.