Research

Critical Utopian Studies; Protest and Resistance; Politics of Education; Representation and Democracy; Trade and Student Unionism; Identity and Conflict; Radical Temporalities; Gender Representation in Utopia and Dystopia

Conference Papers 

  • 2019 Utopian Studies Society Conference, Prato Italy (pending July 2019) - “The Oceans are Rising and So Are We” – Utopian Discourses of the School Student Strike for Climate Change
  • 2019 ‘Faking It’ Excursions Symposium, University of Sussex (pending June 2019) – The Invisible Roots of Knowledge Production, and their Role in Resistance to the Marketisation of Education
  • 2019 Disruption, Transition and Transformation Symposium at LSE – Sussex Campus on Strike: Estrangement, Resistance and Utopian Temporality
  • 2018 Academic Identities Conference – The Peaceful University: aspirations for academic futures – compassion, generosity, imagination, and creation, Hiroshima University Japan – Unionising Hope: Collective Subjectivities of Resistance in Higher Education
  • 2018 The Social Life of Time Conference, University of Edinburgh - Exploring Unionised Potentiality: The 2018 Strike as a Site of Utopian Temporality
  • 2018 Utopia Now, Chelsea College of Arts - Unions as Utopian Spaces: Narratives of Resistance in the Fight Against Marketised Education
  • 2018 Critical Legal Conference, University of Warwick - Student Resistance Between and Beyond: How the Charitable Status of Students’ Unions is Relocating Student Activism, Paths in the Midst of Collapse: The Role of Academic Freedom in Resisting the Marketisation of Education
  • 2017 Encounters, University of East Anglia - Theorising the ‘Not Yet’: The Value of Critical Utopian Theory in Interdisciplinary Research and Discourse Analysis
  • 2017 Art and Law Postgraduate Workshop, Sussex - Dystopias of Motherhood and Fear: An Absence of Legal Interventions against Weaponised Reproduction in Television Sci-Fi
  • 2017 Bringing Life to Politics Conference, University of Brighton - Narrating the Boundaries of Being Human: Blurring the thresholds of of self in Sense8
  • 2017 Politics of Temporality Postgraduate Workshop, Sussex - Exploring Unionised Potentiality: Heterotopian Sites of Resistance and Utopian Temporality in Higher Education
  • 2017 Politics of Temporality ‘Time and Fear’ Workshop, Sussex - A Heritage of New Terrorisms: The Chronotopology of Prevent Legislation in University Spaces
  • 2017 Dystopia Now! Conference, Birkbeck - Dystopian Narratives of Motherhood and Reproduction in TV Science Fiction: Challenging the Patriarchy or Reinventing the Witch Hunt?
  • 2016 Society for Utopian Studies, St. Petersburg, Florida Tracing the Edges of Contemporaneous Contradiction, Paths in the Midst of Collapse: Preventing Prevent
  • 2016 Critical Studies Research Group Resistance Conference, University of Brighton: Unionising the Future?  Potential resistance to marketisation of education between Trade Unions and Students’ Unions
  • 2016 (16th June) Utopia Research Workshop – 500 Years of Utopia, University of Nottingham:Utopian Temporalities and Horizons of resistance between Trade Unions and Students’ Unions
  • 2016 (17th June) Society for Women in Philosophy Conference Precarity: Passion, Rage, Reason, University of Brighton: “I am not your property; I am not your Weapon” - Weaponising Reproduction: Motherhood, pregnancy and cloning as forms of control in TV Sci-fi
  • 2016 (12 – 13 May) International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Workshop on Radical Temporality: Law, Order and ResistanceMapping Radical Utopian Temporalities of resistance between Trade Unions and Students’ Unions
  • 2016 Buzzcuts Conference, University of Glasgow: Unionising the Future: Trade Unions, Students’ Unions and Resistance
  • 2015 Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Messianic Cooperisms and Fantastic Trees: Tracing the Utopian Horizons of Twin Peak & Mother, Martyr, Cyborg: Dystopian Dialectics of Feminine Power in Continuum
  • 2015 Utopias CAPPE Conference, Brighton: Reclaiming the Night: Fatal Intersections in Concrete Spaces – An analysis of Reclaim the Night Marches through Foucault’s notion of Heterotopia concurrently with Bloch’s Utopian Function
  • 2015 Utopian Studies Society Conference: Utopia and the End of the City: Daydreams of becoming Human: Conflicted Horizons of Identity Reclaiming the Night: Fatal Intersections in Concrete Spaces
  • 2015 Feminist Futures Conference, London: Reclaiming the Night: Fatal Intersections in Concrete Spaces – An analysis of Reclaim the Night Marches through Foucault’s notion of Heterotopia concurrently with Bloch’s Utopian Function
  • 2015 Quality Assurance Agency Enhancement Themes Conference: Conflicting Roles? Student Representatives as the Storyteller and the Translator – Applying Benjamin in the student movement
  • 2015 Vanishing Acts: Exploring Marginalised Television Identities, Newcastle University: Mother, Martyr, Cyborg: Dystopian Dialectics of Feminine Power in Continuum
  • 2015 The Practice of (in)Visibility,University of Brighton: The Ideology of Community Organising: (in)visible (dis)courses of Power in the Student Movement
  • 2015 Disorienting the Topological Conference, London: Reclaiming the Night: Fatal Intersections in Concrete Spaces – An analysis of Reclaim the Night Marches through Foucault’s notion of Heterotopia concurrently with Bloch’s Utopian Function
  • 2014 Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Canada, Montreal: Towards Violent Utopias? Butler and Agamben as manifesting Bloch’s utopian function – Funded by the University of Brighton, School of Humanities
  • 2014 Workers in Democracy and Representation Conference, Manchester: Measuring Without Numbers: A Story about Enhancement – Resituating Evaluative Structures in Students’ Unions through Bloch’s Theory of Deficits and Realisation, and Benjamin’s concepts of the Storyteller and Translator
  • 2014 International Ontologies of Conflict Conference, University of Brighton: Towards Violent Utopias? Butler and Agamben in the 'darkness of the lived moment'