I am Career Development Lecturer in English at Jesus College and Stipendiary Lecturer in English at The Queen's College. I studied English at Balliol College, and completed my DPhil in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Matthew Reynolds. I have taught at St Hilda’s College and St Anne’s College, and have worked as the Co-ordinator of the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Research Centre (OCCT), where I currently co-convene the research strand on Comparative African Literatures.
My research explores questions of kinship, belonging, foreignness, and style, with a particular focus on Atlantic literary cultures from the period between 1860 and the present day. My work routinely involves the tracing of relations which proliferate beyond temporal and geographical boundaries, and the development of innovative comparative methodologies—two activities united in my first monograph, Kojo Laing, Robert Browning, and Affiliative Literature: Relational Worlds (Palgrave, 2022), which stages an encounter between the Victorian poet Robert Browning and the contemporary Ghanaian poet and novelist Kojo Laing.