BA Hons (University of New South Wales), MSc (London School of Economics), PhD (Western Sydney University)
I am available for supervision in media, cultural and literary studies with a focus on political violence and emerging technology.
I am a Senior Research Fellow in the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW. My transdisciplinary research investigates the intersection of affect, power and violence in culture, media and politics with an emphasis on witnessing and testimony. I am currently working on a major project funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2019-2021) on drone witnessing in war and culture. In addition to articles in Continuum, Cultural Studies, Environmental Humanities and other leading journals, I am the author of Gestures of Testimony: Torture, Trauma and Affect in Literature (Bloomsbury 2016) and co-editor of Traumatic Affect (2013).
My expertise extends across a range of topics at the nexus of media, technology and culture, including drone warfare, surveillance, algorithms, cultural trauma, affect and emotion, political violence and torture. With experience as both a practitioner and researcher, I am also well versed in political communication and campaigning.
2020 ABC Top 5 Humanities Researcher
2020 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Dean's Research Award, Early Career Achievement
2018 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Dean's Teaching Award, Excellent Early Career Teacher
2017 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Dean's Research Award, Best Monograph by an Early Career Researcher
2014 Varuna Publishers Introduction Program Fellowship, awarded by Text Publishing for development of PhD novel
2011 Australasian Association of Writing Programs Co-op Bookshop Postgraduate Prize
2006 Heinz Harant Award for Outstanding Service & Leadership, UNSW
2019-2021: Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award,"Drone Witnessing: Technologies of Perception in War and Culture" ($363,182)