I am a Departmental Lecturer in English Language and Literature at Jesus College, University of Oxford. My work concentrates on Shakespeare and early modern literature, with an emphasis on how the arts are used to explore war and politics. One monograph project - entitled 'Wartime Shakespeare: Performing Narratives of Conflict' - examines how productions of Shakespeare's plays have been used to shape public opinion and wartime narratives from the eighteenth century to the present. I am co-curating an upcoming exhibition at the National Army Museum in 2023-24 about 'Shakespeare at War', in collaboration with Sonia Massai, King's College London, and The Leverhulme Trust.


University of Oxford


South East England

Areas of Specialist Interest

  • First World War and early 20th Century (1914 - 1929)
  • Second World War and mid-20th Century (1929 – 1949)
  • The Holocaust
  • Cold War and late-20th Century (1949 - 2000)
  • Contemporary conflict 21st century (2001 - present)
  • British Empire and Commonwealth
  • Women in war
  • Arts and war
  • Refugees


  • PhD
  • MA
  • BA (Hons)


  • Working with digital and social media
  • Working with schools and young people
  • Working with collections and archives
  • Exhibitions and Interpretation
  • Paper archives
  • Historical research
  • Delivering presentations