I am a second year PhD English Literature student at the University of Birmingham. My primary research interests concern the representation and construction of mixed race identities in the field of contemporary British literature, focusing in particular on Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.
I am also currently undertaking a placement at Nottingham Contemporary, working with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights, New Art Exchange and Galleries of Justice on an Arts Council Research Grant. The project team are investigating ways in which arts programming can be used to impact on experiences of isolation in minority communities within Nottingham. From March - July 2016 I worked with the project team on the Expression of Interest and the full application. The grant was successful and I have been working with the team on the initial stages of the research since November 2016 (until September 2017).