Teaching and research
Senior Fellow of the HEA
Teaching: Crime fiction, postcolonial writing, and American and British literature.
Research: Informs my module design and teaching.
My research encompasses subjects such as crime fiction, motherhood and maternal perspectives, travel writing, migration, and human trafficking.
I am Editor of the 2017 special issue on contemporary crime fiction for the journal American, British and Canadian Studies.
I am Editor of Feminism and Motherhood in the 21st Century, a special double issue for the journal Feminist Encounters. I am currently completing a monograph on crime fiction for McFarland.
I am editor/co-editor of the books Teaching Crime Fiction (Palgrave, 2018); Mothers Without Their Children (Demeter, 2019); and Travellin' Mama: Mothers, Mothering, and Travel (Demeter, 2019).
I am the author of the monograph Murder in a Few Words: Gender, Genre and Location in the Crime Short Story (McFarland, forthcoming in 2020).
I am currently writing my second monograph, also for McFarland, on contemporary representations of Victorian criminality.
I am the author and editor of Teaching Crime Fiction (2018). This book forms part of Palgrave's well-respected Teaching the New English series on pedagogy. My book was shortlisted for the 2019 Teaching Literature Book Award.
I am currently writing and editing another book for this series on decolonised teaching and learning.