I have worked as a Lecturer in French at Coventry University since 2017. My research interests intersect visual culture, comparative aesthetics, and cultural memory, with a particular interest in the early twentieth century. My current work explores the role of memorialisation in the formation of national identity, analysed through art, literature, and culture more broadly. Other research interests include: the links between music, writing, and art; bande dessinée; archiving and silent film; economies of visual art; and the role of monuments and city spaces in the evolution of cultural memory.
I previously worked at the University of Birmingham, teaching and researching French language and Modern and Contemporary France. Before that, I worked for a year as a lectrice at the Université de Lorraine, and before that, I completed my PhD, Master’s and BA at Birmingham.
I’m a keen language learner, and outside of my first language (British English) have acquired fluency/C2+ in French, Upper intermediate/B2 German, Lower intermediate/B1 Arabic, Italian, and Spanish, Post-beginners’/A2 Russian and Portuguese, and Beginners /A1 Mandarin, Czech and Dutch .