I’m an Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, where I work on 20th and 21st century British and Anglophone literature and media studies, with an emphasis on the intersections of literature and radio in mid-century Britain.


  • Ph.D., English, McGill University (2013)

  • M.A., English, McGill University (2007)

  • B.A., English, University of British Columbia (2001)

Other Publications


  • Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945 (Edinburgh University Press, 2018)

  • “‘Hypocrite Auditeur, Mon Semblable, Mon Frère’: Literature and the Borders of the Radio Public,” A History of 1930s British Literature, ed. Benjamin Kohlmann and Matthew Taunton, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming April 2019).

  • “Sounding Irish Radio at Midcentury” (review essay), Modernism/modernity, 24, no. 2, April 2017, pp. 399-403.

  • “‘A Rather Ungoverned Bringing Up’: Postwar Resistance and Displacement in The World My Wilderness,” Around 1945: Literature, Citizenship, Rights, ed. Allan Hepburn, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016, pp. 48-65.

  • “Archaeologies of Sound: Reconstructing Louis MacNeice’s Wartime Radio Publics,” Modernist Cultures, vol. 10, no. 1, March 2015, pp. 44-61.

  • “Radio Studies and Twentieth Century Literature: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Remediation,” Literature Compass, 11, no. 9, September 2014, pp. 634-648.

  • “The Ethics of Waste in Zoë Wicomb’s You Can’t Get Lost in Cape Town,” Safundi, vol. 14, no. 3, August 2013, pp. 327-44.

[In Progress]

  • The Edinburgh Companion to Modernism and Technology, co-edited with Alex Goody (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2021)

  • “Radio Cultures of the Global South,” special issue of The Global South (forthcoming Spring 2022)


Modern Language Association

Modernist Studies Association

Radio Preservation Task Force (affiliated researcher)

Space Between Society (Advisory Board member)

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