I am a feminist academic, activist and engagement ambassador with an interest in youth and gender. I have publications covering a range of fields with a focus on identity politics, youth cultures, and feminist resistance, and I am currently writing my first book, Girls Like This: Boys Like That which is due for publication with I.B. Tauris next year. You can see some of my publications at this link. My broad concerns are with the politics of the everyday, and I am keen to deconstruct and critique the mundane practices that keep people in their places.
In addition to my academic pursuits I am also co-founder of Day of the Girl Norwich, which is a community group that undertakes art exhibitions and workshops in the community to promote girl empowerment both globally and locally. I have hosted and been invited to take part in a range of engagement activities ranging from keynote lectures for third sector organisations through to school assemblies and craft activities for toddlers.
I am recipient of the University Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University Award for Engagement.
I live in Norwich where I am a Lecturer in the Humanities at the University of East Anglia, I eat often and regularly and secretly consider food to be the love of my life.