Specializing in late medieval/early modern literature, I also have interdisciplinary expertise in affect theory (after AL Tsing’s, Karen Barad’s, and Donna Haraway ’s updates to Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, and Brian Massumi), and diverse speculative fiction.

The affect theory strand of my research has developed into a body of work interfacing nomadic, processual thought with contemporary speculative fiction broadly encompassing gothic, science fiction, dystopic, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic texts.

The Wycliffite/Lollard strand of my research focuses on the vernacular texts associated with the Wycliffite/Lollard heresy (c.1380-1530). The Wycliffite Repository, an online select concordance generated from an assemblage of 432 Middle English texts, makes my work freely available for consultation.

Other Publications

“Finding Liberation and Futurity in the Sentient Spaceships of Leckie, Chambers, and Okorafor.” Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction. Editors: Judith Grant and Sean Parson. Lexington Books, 2020: Chapter 11 https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793630636/Representations-of-Political-Resistance-and-Emancipation-in-Science-Fiction.

“Accidents of Occidentalism: Women, SF, and Westerliness in Becky Chambers and Nnedi Okorafor.” Women’s Space: Essays on Female Characters in the Twenty-first Century Science Fiction Western. Editor Melanie Marotta. Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy. McFarland Publishing (2019): 130-144.
(ISBN: 978-1-4766-7660-9) https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/womens-space/

“Entangled States: Putting Affect Theory into Play with John Burnside’s A Summer of Drowning.” Journal of European Popular Culture 9:1 (2018): 43–57. DOI: 10.1386/jepc.9.1.43_1 https://shar.es/a3RaZp

“Apocalyptic Fiction by Andrew Tate” Fantastika Journal 1.2 (2017): 134-137 https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/32ef4c9d-fe64-44e4-a92e-d0c00cc6aaab/downloads/1c57jpc7q_610649.pdf

“Tarzan, Cheemo and Teddy Drink Beer and Meet Aliens at the Lake. No, Really, They Do: Drew Hayden Taylor’s Irreverent Indigenous SFs.” Fantastika Journal 1.1 (2017): 227-231 https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/32ef4c9d-fe64-44e4-a92e-d0c00cc6aaab/downloads/1c57jqrrm_50824.pdf

“The Silence between Words: Events of Becoming through Trauma in A.L. Kennedy’s ‘What Becomes.’” Journal of the Short Story in English 62 (2014): 131-147 https://jsse.revues.org/1438


Blog Posts


    How affect theory decolonizes (gender, race, sexuality, disability) and innovates academic writing through the study of speculative fiction, broadly encompassing gothic, science fiction, dystopic, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic texts.


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