I am currently a PhD candidate at The University of East Anglia. My current research focuses on comics cultures, LGBTQ+ communities and media reception.
My PhD examines the role of American comics in queer community formation from the 1980s to the present. It focuses specifically on two serial newspaper comic strips: Alison Bechdel's Dykes to Watch Out For and Howard Cruse's Wendel. It aims to show how the narratives and formats of such work enabled them to build active, participatory, communities of readers, and thereby create strong communities. It is a continuation of my MA dissertation from University College London, which was awarded the John Hobbes Memorial Prize.
My current research is funded by the University of East Anglia Doctoral Studentship, Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Doctor of Philosophy in Art, Media and American Studies | University of East Anglia, UK | 2021 - Present
Provisional Thesis Title: "I Was Drawn This Gay: Queer community activism in the serial comics of Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse"
Master of Arts in Linguistics | Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium | 2020-2021
Master of Arts in "Interests in Modern Culture", literature from 1870 to the present | University College London, UK | 2019-2020
Award: John Hobbes Memorial Prize for best dissertation
Master of Arts, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
2020 → 2021
Master of Arts, University College London
2019 → 2020
Bachelor of Arts, University of Kent
2016 → 2019