I am a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University, where I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate modules. I have previously taught 
at Bilkent University in Ankara, at the University of Cambridge (where I obtained my PhD in 2011), and in London. My main research and teaching interests are in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and culture, and I have published widely within this field. Among other projects, I am currently writing a book on Andrea Levy for Manchester UP, and co-editing a Levy-themed Special Issue of the journal ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature. My research on Levy is supported by a BA/Leverhulme research grant. I am also developing a project that relates to screen adaptations of contemporary transnational novels. I have appeared on local and national radio, and have also written for the Guardian's Higher Education Network. I welcome enquiries from students considering postgraduate research in any of my areas of interest.

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  • Contemporary British literature
  • Postcolonial studies 
  • Modernist and postmodernist literature 
  • The novel
  • Adaptation studies 
  • Theory


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017 to present).
  • PhD in English Literature, University of Cambridge (Clare Hall) 2011 (fully funded by the AHRC). Thesis: ‘Celebrated Fictions of Multicultural London of the 1990s and 2000s’.
  • MA (Distinction) in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Literature, University of Nottingham 2006 (fully funded by the AHRC).
  • BA (First Class with Honours) in English Literature, University of East Anglia 2004.