I am the Harmsworth Junior Research Fellow in the History of America and World War One, based at the Rothermere American Institute and Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford. My research focuses on twentieth-century literary and cultural history in Britain and America, particularly of the First World War. I have published on Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield, war letters, and First World War nurses. I have written about an unknown war story by Edith Wharton and newly discovered letters by an American First World War nurse for the Times Literary Supplement.
I am currently in the US as a Remarque Visiting Fellow at the Remarque Institute at New York University for Spring 2018, where I am working on a book about death, the First World War and commemorative culture.
In August 2017 I was the Corpus Christi-Huntington Exchange Fellow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California. During the 2017-18 academic year, I am the recipient of a British Academy Rising Stars Engagement Award for 'Cultures and Commemorations of War: An Interdisciplinary Seminar', a series of three workshops which consider the practices and politics of war memory across time.
As well as my academic role at Oxford, I am interested in Postgraduate and Early Career issues and healthy writing practices. I established and lead the twice-weekly TORCH Academic Writing Group for PhD students and Early Career Researchers, based at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities. I wrote about the success of the group in Times Higher Education. I have written for Inside Higher Ed, as well as a four-part blog series on the UK academic job market for The Professor Is In: Please, Sir, I Want Some More Employment: Applying for UK Academic Jobs.
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