Invited talk at ‘Celebrating Andrea Levy’, March 2021. Public event hosted by the British Library in association with The Royal Society of Literature and Leeds Lit Fest. Watched live by 748 people around the world, and many hundreds more since. Link to event recording
Invited lecture on Andrea Levy for MASSOLIT, November 2021.
Invited lecture on Mohsin Hamid for MASSOLIT, November 2021.
Invited speaker on Andrea Levy at Mirthy Book Club, October 2021.
Interviewed on on BBC Radio 5 Live, October 2018. Interview given on academic dissertations in the humanities.
Interviewed on on BBC Radio Merseyside, October 2018, as part of Black History Month. Link to interview
‘Lives of Pi’. ‘Searching for Culture’, Palacky University, Czech Republic, October 2014.
Interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, May 2008, as part of a radio book club series.
Selected Research Papers:
Confirmed speaker at ‘Common Threads: Black and Asian British Women's Writing’, University of Brighton, July 2022 (forthcoming).
Confirmed speaker at ‘English: Shared Futures’, University of Manchester, July 2022 (forthcoming).
‘Assessing Levy's Legacy’. English Literature Research Seminar, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, March 2019.
‘“Black holes in the fabric of the nation”: Refugees in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West’. ‘Refugees in Literature, Film, Art, and Media: Perspectives on the Past and Present’, University of Liverpool, UK, May 2018.
‘Midnight’s Children Reborn? Rushdie’s Adaptation’. ‘BAAHE Annual Conference on Adaptation’, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, December 2015.
‘Commitment Issues: Love and Relationships in Zadie Smith’s NW’. ‘Literary London’, University of London, UK, July 2015.
‘“Let us stick to what we are obviously here for”: Infidelity and Identity in Zadie Smith’s Fiction’. ‘Zadie Smith and Her Work: 22nd METU British Novelists Conference’, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, March 2015.
‘A Memory of Modernism? Form in Will Self’s Umbrella’. ‘Will Self and the Art of the Contemporary’, Roehampton University, UK, March 2013.
‘The Enigma of Abandonment: Re-thinking the Importance of Hanif Kureishi’s Work for Multiculturalism’. ‘In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi’, Roehampton University, UK, February 2012.
‘Multicultural London in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth: a Celebration of Unpredictability and Uncertainty?’ ‘Literary London’, University of London, UK, July 2011.
‘The Democratization of Narrative Structure in Andrea Levy's Fiction’. ‘On Whose Terms? Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts’, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, March 2008.