I am currently a PhD researcher and Teaching Associate based at QMUL School of Geography. Broadly, I am interested in social reproduction, feminist political economy, creative methodologies, and the multi-scalar politics of intimacy. At the moment I am particularly interested in the relationship between flows of capital(s) and the political economy of intimacy in urban space. 

My PhD involved in-depth qualitative interviewing with young people living in rented accommodation in Hackney, exploring the ways that economic constraints affect the ways that families, friendships, and partnerships are configured and reproduced. The project is supervised by Catherine Nash and Philippa Williams, and funded by the QMUL Arts and Humanities Studentship.

Prior to my PhD, I completed an MPhil at Cambridge University, in the Centre of Gender Studies. My research, supervised by Megan Vaughan, was based around the ways that development and NGO cultures inform narratives about fertility and reproduction in contemporary Malawi. Before this, I obtained my BA in History at Cambridge, through which I became interested in demographic history and the discourses around gender and sexuality that permeate understandings of population. 

Outside of the university I am a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. I have spent over a decade performing and recording music with a succession of different projects, and currently most of my musical energy goes into my bands Suggested Friends and Athabaska. Since 2013 I have taught a range of instruments to children, young people and adults in Hackney.