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?
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)
Introduction to Social Science
The Uses of Social Science
Investigating the Social World
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.’