My research looks at the organization of cultural practices that foster the refusal of work and the possibility of political pleasure. My approach is informed by autonomist Marxism, institutional analysis, materialist transfeminism, and critical organization theory.

I hold an MA in Visual Cultures (Goldsmiths) supported by an AHRC studentship and a PhD in Critical Organisation and Performance Studies (Queen Mary University), supported by a Creative Industries bursary. I have been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Art and Design Research Institute, Middlesex University and a Visiting Fellow at the Digital Cultures Research Lab, Leuphana University and the John Hope Franklin Research Center, Duke University. I am a founding member of the Micropolitics Research Group, later Network for Institutional Analysis (UK).

I am the convenor of the international research process Pirate Care, fostering a transnational network of activists, researchers and practitioners against the criminalization of solidarity and for a common care infrastructure. See https://pirate.care

From 2018 to 2019 I have been investigating the relationship between technologies and healthcare practices, supported by the Horizon 2020 grant ‘DSI4EU – Supporting the Scale and Growth of Digital Social Innovation in Europe.’

Together with Dr Kim Trogal (UCA), I have been working on the trope of ‘repair and maintenance‘ across different collective practices, inspired by feminist and degrowth pedagogies. We co-edited Repair Matters, special issue of ephemera – theory & politics in organization (May 2019).

In 2016 I initiated Public Programming, a research collaboration with Dr Janna Graham and Dr Susan Kelly (Goldsmiths), supported by Nottingham Contemporary, Goldsmiths University of London and Middlesex University. Our research looked at on the emergent phenomenon of public lectures and other pedagogical or academic-like events within the expanded sphere of museums, biennales and festivals.

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