I am a Reader in Contemporary Literature and Culture at Liverpool John Moores University. I have previously taught at Bilkent University, at the University of Cambridge (where I obtained my PhD), and in London. My main research and teaching interests are in contemporary British literature, postcolonial studies, modernist and postmodernist literature, film and adaptation studies, and theory. I am regarded as a leading expert on the celebrated, award-winning writer Andrea Levy, and am currently carrying out externally-funded research on her archive. I have also co-edited some of Levy's previously unseen work for posthumous publication. My book Contemporary Fictions of Multiculturalism was published with Palgrave in 2014. My work has also appeared in publications such as ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, The Journal for Cultural Research, Dictionary of Literary Biography, The Literary Encyclopedia, and numerous edited collections. I am currently writing a book on Levy for Manchester UP, and am also working on a project that relates to screen adaptations of contemporary transnational fiction. I have appeared on local and national radio, and have written for The Guardian's Higher Education Network. 

I currently lead three undergraduate modules at LJMU: 'Literary and Cultural Theory', 'Writing Race in Britain', and 'Migrants to the Screen'. I also teach on the undergraduate module 'Post-Millennial British Fiction', and the postgraduate module 'Mobilities'. I supervise undergraduate dissertations, postgraduate dissertations, and PhD theses. I welcome enquiries from students considering postgraduate research in any of my areas of interest.

My CV can be accessed here.

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My journey to becoming a full-time academic wasn't always a smooth one. My various other jobs have included: 

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