I am a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for World Literatures at the University of Leeds, working as part of a Leverhulme project entitled “Traumatic Pasts, Cosmopolitanism, and Nation-Building in Contemporary World Literature.” My current book project, provisionally entitled “Capital Personified: Impersonality in the Modern World-System,” is an interdisciplinary study of impersonality as a social and formal problem of capitalist modernity. This comparative project investigates the multiple political valences of literary impersonality across the long-twentieth century, grounding the investigation in a longue-durée study of impersonality as a structural feature of the capitalist world-system. Prior to this, I worked as a Lecturer in English and American Literature and Culture at the University of Giessen (Germany). My first book, The Politics of Style: Towards a Marxist Poetics, was published in 2017. My other research interests include postcolonial theory, world-ecology, the Anthropocene, Social Reproduction Theory and materialist ethics.

I am a convenor of the “Uneven and Combined Development” working group at the Centre for Critical Materialist Studies (University of Leeds) and co-ordinator of the Sadler Seminar Series “Confronting Traumatic Pasts: Between the Local and the Global.” I am a member of the Postcolonial Studies Association and American Comparative Literature Association. I am also on the “Comité éditorial” of the French online journal of Marxist theory, Revue Période.


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