Research

Publications:

In Press:

Publications in preparation:

  • Sex and Terror: Gendered bodies in the politics and poetics of terrorism – Monograph – A much needed analysis of the role gender ideals play in the perception and perpetration of terrorism, using feminist thought and embodied ethics to rethink what constitutes ‘counter-terrorism’.

Other public research projects:

  • Website designer and convenor for www.workingwithluceirigaray.com – a website designed with Professor Luce Irigaray, which aims to enable postgraduate researchers to work with Professor Irigaray and as part of wider international network of researchers.
  • Founding Chief Editor of Excursions, an interdisciplinary peer reviewed postgraduate journal, based in the Doctoral School at the University of Sussex.

Conference papers and events:

  • Invited Speaker: ‘Sexual Difference and Ethical Possibility in Luce Irigaray’s Thought’, presented at Alterity, Intersubjectivity, Ethics Multi-disciplinary Workshop (University of Cambridge, UK, September 2013).
  • ‘Stillness and Responsibility: Medium and Event’ in Modernist Rhopography Seminar, at Everydayness and the Event: Modernist Studies Association 15th Annual Conference (University of Sussex, UK, August 2013).
  • Invited speaker and chair, ‘Religion and Irigaray’, Theology Reading Group (University of Warwick, July 2013).
  • ‘Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century: Why Novels Matter in the Information Age’, presented at C21: Teaching Post-Millennial Literature Conference (University of Brighton, UK, July 2012).
  • Invited Speaker: ‘Terraforming: the changing landscape of our research environment’, Sussex Research Hive series (University of Sussex, UK, March 2012).
  • ‘Blind Terror: The Forgetting of Visual Aesthetics in Understanding Terrorism’, presented at Terror(ism) and Aesthetics Conference (University of Szeged, Hungary, September 2011).
  • ‘Reading Terrorism with Luce Irigaray’, presented at The Luce Irigaray International Seminar 2011 (University of Bristol, UK, June 2011).
  • ‘Falling Man, Blinking Woman: Photosensitive Skins in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man.’ School of English Colloquium (University of Sussex, UK, November 2010).
  • ‘The Text of Terrorism: An Irigarayan Reading’, presented at Critical Theory: The Text and the World Conference (University of Exeter, UK, September 2009).
  • ‘The Gender of Terrorism’, presented at Transitions Conference (University of Sussex, Lewes, UK, June 2009).
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