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PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

'Stupidity and Study in the Contemporary University', La Deleuziana, 5, 2017, 5-31

'The Teaching Excellence Framework: Perpetual Pedagogical Control in Postwelfare Capitalism', Compass: A Journal of Learning and Teaching, 10 (2), 2017 (with Hollie Mackenzie)

'Revising Sangiovanni's reciprocity-based internationalism: towards international egalitarian obligations', Ethics & Global Politics, 9 (1), 2016

'The Academic, Ethics and Power', Engaging Foucault: Volume I, ed. by by Adriana Zaharijevic, Igor Cveji and Mark Losoncz (Belgrade: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, 2016), pp. 185-201

'What is the University today?', Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 13 (2), 2015, 287-314

'Fulfilling the Responsibility to Protect', St Antony's International Review, 11 (1), May 2015, 94-110

BOOK REVIEWS

'Inventing New Lines', New Formations, 89/90, 2017, 268-271

'Pettman, Dominic, Infinite Distraction: Paying Attention to Social Media. Cambridge: Polity, 2016', Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, 63 (1), 2016, 75-77

'Graham Harman's "Bruno Latour: Reassembling the Political"', Theory, Culture, Society, February 2015

'Finding Common Ground with Jeremy Gilbert', Parrhesia, 20, 2014, 124-128

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

'Coping in the Hyperindustrial University: Politics & Pedagogy', BISA PGN Teaching Blog. December 2017

'Learning, Exchange, and Play: Practicing a Deleuzian Pedagogy', PLANK Zine, Issue 1: Techniques of Art and Protest, 2017, 41-45 (with Dr Iain MacKenzie and Hollie Mackenzie) 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS

'Fuck Excellence: Constructing a Joyous Pedagogy'. [Intervention at Joyful Ontologies, hosted by the Social Theory Centre and the Warwick Performance and Politics Network.] University of Warwick, September 2016 (with Hollie Mackenzie). 

'Learning, Exchange, and Play III'. [Full day workplayshop event.] University of Kent, Canterbury, September 2016 (with Hollie Mackenzie). 

''Change Life! Change Society! These precepts mean nothing without the production of an appropriate space' (Henri Lefebvre)' [Short invitation presented at Rediscovering the Radical: Theatre and Social Change, hosted by Collective Encounters and the Department of Applied Theatre at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts with Unity Theatre.] Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, September 2016.

'What's Your Story?' [Alternative learning space installed at Gregynog Ideas Lab V Summer School. Part of seminar series on '(Un)making the Neoliberal Subject'.] Newtown, Wales, July 2016 (with Phil Gaydon and Erzsébet Strausz).

'Ontologies of Transformation: Three Articulations of Creative Practice' [Conference paper presented at Critical Edge Alliance (CEA) Conference Innovative and Critical Approaches to Higher Education in the 21st Century. Part of panel on 'Rethinking Progressive Education in a Neoliberal World'.] Roskilde University, June 2016 (with Erzsébet Strausz and Joel Lazarus).

'Popular Culture as Pedagogy: Breaking Bad, Neoliberalism, and Freedom' [Conference paper presented at the European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) hosted by the European International Studies Association. Part of panel stream 'Popular Culture and World Politics: Time, Identity, Effect, Affect'.] University of Tübingen, April 2016 (with Conor Crummey).

'The Classroom as a Space of Encounters: Doing Pedagogy Differently' [Conference paper and film screening. Presented at Undisciplined Environments: International Conference of the European Network of Political Ecology, hosted by ENTITLE. Part of panel on 'The Affective in Political Ecologies: Arts as Ways to Cultivate Resistances'.] Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, March 2016 (with Hollie Mackenzie). 

'Learning, Exchange, and Play II' [Conference long installation organised for Transforming Moments: Dissonance, Liminality and Action as Learning Experiences.] University of Kent, Canterbury, January 2016 (with Hollie Mackenzie).

'Towards a Deleuzian Onto-Pedagogy of Difference' [Conference paper and film screening. Presented at Social Class in the 21st Century, hosted by the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies. Part of panel on 'The Neoliberal University: Gender, Class & Sexuality'.] University of Amsterdam, October 2015 (with Hollie Mackenzie).

'Learning, Exchange and Play: Practicing a Deleuzian Pedagogy' [Workshop organised for Techniques of Art and Protest, hosted by the PLANK Research Network.] King's College London, September 2015 (with Hollie Mackenzie and Dr Iain MacKenzie).

'Rethinking Reciprocity' [Conference paper presented at the Warwick Graduate Conference in Legal and Political Theory. Part of panel on 'Global Justice'.] University of Warwick, February 2015.

'The Academic, Ethics, and Power' [Conference paper presented at Engaging Foucault, hosted by the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory. Panel on 'Refiguring the Intellectual'.] University of Belgrade, December 2014.

'What is the University today? A Genealogy and Critique' [Conference paper presented at Protest, hosted by the Glasgow College of Arts. Panel on 'Youth in Revolt'.] University of Glasgow, May 2014.

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I am a PhD candidate in Social & Political Thought at the University of Kent, Canterbury, where I hold a Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship (2015-2018). My research occurs somewhere between an analysis of the mindscape or mental ecology of contemporary capitalism, the notion of revolution, and the work of Félix Guattari.

I also (try to) research and maintain an interest in the following areas:

  • Gilles Deleuze (ontology, ethics); Félix Guattari (ecology, schizoanalytics, molecular revolution); Bernard Stiegler (organology, memory studies)

  • Critical and experimental pedagogy (Paulo Freire, bell hooks, etc.)

  • Foucauldian analytics

  • Aesthetics, popular culture, and the transformative social potential of cultural participation, communication, and production

  • Normative political theory, critical international relations theory, critical security studies

  • Feminism 

I received an MPhil in Philosophy from the University of Warwick - where I specialised in political philosophy, 20th century Continental philosophy, and the phenomenological tradition - and where I held an AHRC Research Masters Preparation Scholarship (2013-2015). My thesis was supervised by Professor Keith Ansell-Pearson and was titled An Empiricist Mode of Existence: Deleuze, the 'New Materialisms', & an Art of Organising Encounters. Prior to this, I received a BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Queen's University Belfast (2010-2013).

I do Outreach work related to Political Theory and teach on undergraduate political theory modules. I am also a member of the European International Studies Association (EISA) and the International Studies Association (ISA). 

 

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