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Personal Statement

I am a third-year PhD student in English researching the author Anita Brookner. This research is fully-funded through a Strathclyde Student Excellence Award and has been further supported by various sources, including the English Association, as well as Strathclyde’s own Research Support Fund and PGR Travel Award schemes.

In 2018, alongside students from the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews, I organised a new conference, ‘The Literary Self: from Antiquity to the Digital Age,’ with funding provided by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities’ Cohort Development Fund, the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Academic Development Action Fund, and the University of St Andrews School of Classics.

This past summer, with support funding from Cornell University, I attended the School of Criticism and Theory where I studied ‘Genealogies of Memory and Perception: Literature and Photography’ under Professor Eduardo Cadava of Princeton University.

As well as teaching English and Creative Writing classes to undergraduates, I have held an internship post at my university’s archives and special collections where I created research guides on a variety of material and received training in archival work.

In addition, I have served as postgraduate representative with the British Comparative Literature Association for the past two years, sitting on their executive board and co-organising their postgraduate conferences, and have also served as postgraduate representative for Strathclyde's School of Humanities over the same period.

Paper presentations include the English: Shared Futures Conference in Newcastle, UK and the Association for Medical Humanities Annual Conference at Keele University in 2017.