Teaching & Research
A brief outline of my research interests and teaching experience

Research Interests

Research
My most recent short story collection, In the Phone Booth, is intended to subvert expectations brought on by the identity based category of Southern Women’s Writing and to underline the inherent flaws of basing contemporary textual classification on the physical body of the writer. I am interested in creative and critical projects connected to writing in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: teaching creative writing, writer’s block, speculative fiction, creative nonfiction, Southern women’s writing, short story, English literary canonisation, graphic novels, identity, Gothic fiction, marginalisation and multiculturalism, censorship in contemporary writing, reader response theory, and cross-disciplinary or hybrid projects.

Professional Memberships
FHEA- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2014.

NAWE- Professional Member of the National Association for Writers in Education, 2015.

Teaching

Creative Writing: Prose

Creative Nonfiction

Creating Narratives

Gothic Literature and Film

Transformative Writing

Poetry & Short Fiction

The Novel