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. My book Commemorative Modernisms: Women Writers, Death and the First World War will be published by Edinburgh University Press in June 2020.
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 have recently written about the film They Shall Not Grow Old in The Conversation and reviewed the Making a New World season at Imperial War Museums in the TLS. In April 2018 I wrote about the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral.
In August 2017 I was the Corpus Christi-Huntington Exchange Fellow at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California. In Spring 2018 I was a Remarque Visiting Fellow at the Remarque Institute at New York University.
During the 2017-18 academic year, I was the recipient of a British Academy Rising Stars Engagement Award for 'Cultures and Commemorations of War: An Interdisciplinary Seminar', a series of workshops which consider the practices and politics of war memory across time. I have written about the series on the Oxford Arts blog, the British Academy blog and in Times Higher Education. The series has continued thanks to grants from the US Embassy/BAAS and Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
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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