I have lectured extensively in sociology, feminist cultural theory, religion, and social science with a focus on gender and power in society. I have also delivered talks on Sylvia Plath, feminist life writing, archival work, and intersections between writers and artists.

Part 1 Sociology

What is Sociology Now?

Modern Lives

Techno Lives

Media Lives

Mobile Lives

City Lives

Part 1 Gender and Women’s Studies

Feminism and Art

Part 1 Religion Culture & Society

Religion, Culture and Identity

Understanding Faith and Belief

Part II 2nd year Sociology

2008-2009   Advanced Sociology Seminars for Part I and II undergraduates.

Gender, Sex and Society

Bodies in Society

Part II  2nd year Religion, Culture & Society

Culture, Faith and Identity

Part II 3rd year Sociology

Feminism and Social Change

Television, Society and Morality

Newspaper, Journalism and Society

Part II 3rd year Religion, Culture & Society

Religion, Resistance and Rebellion

Religion in a Global Village


Gender, Sex and Bodies (MA)

Convenor for Postgraduate Colloquia (PhD)

Open University

Introduction to Social Science

The Uses of Social Science

Investigating the Social World

Guest Lecturing

Utopian Visions and Everyday Culture 3rd year undergraduate module, Blackburn University Centre, co-taught with Dr Craig Hammond

Invited speaker to Plymouth University (2013) for a preview recitation of ‘These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past’ with Peter K. Steinberg

Workshop at Falmouth University (2015) ‘Poems Places & Pictures: The Haunting Traces of Sylvia Plath’

Conferences & Talks

21 October ‘Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: a reading and in conversation with Emily van Duyne’, The Sylvia Plath Literary Festival, Nelson’s Wine Bar, Hebden Bridge.

2 July 2022 ‘The Possessions of Sylvia Plath’ at Newnham College, Cambridge celebrating 150 years of Newnham College.

25 March 2022 ‘Disquieting the Muses: Speech and Silence in the archives of Sylvia Plath’. A talk with Emily van Duyne at Newnham College, Cambridge.

27 October 2019 A Birthday Celebration for Sylvia Plath. Interview with Sarah Corbett at The Bookcase in Hebden Bridge.

July 2018 ‘Sylvia Plath: I Am. I Am. I Am.’ Bradford Literature Festival. In conversation with Cathleen Allyn Conway.

February 2018 ‘The Living Archive’ at Queen Mary University, London.

November 2017 ‘The Living Archive: Spectral Traces and Sylvia Plath’ at Sylvia Plath: Letters, Words and Fragments Conference, 10-11 November 2017, Belfast, Northern Ireland

October 2015 ‘A living doll everywhere you look’: Gender politics in the poems of Plath Woman Up! Tullie House, Carlisle

April 2015 The Story of a Book, Falmouth University

March 2015 The Story of a Book, Blackburn University Centre

February 2015 The Story of a Book Book launch for Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year’s Turning, London with Anthony Cockayne

2009 Lancaster Sociology Postgraduate Conference. Paper given ‘The Haunting Double & Sylvia Plath: A Re-visioning of Otto Rank.’

2008 Lancaster Sociology Postgraduate Conference. Paper given ‘The Ghostly Archives and the Reanimation of the Dead.’

2007 75th Year Sylvia Plath Symposium, Oxford University. Paper given ‘The Playfulness of Time.’

2007 Lancaster Sociology Postgraduate Conference. Paper given ‘The Use of Secular Icons in the Construction of Personal Identity.’