Languages and Literature, University of Nottingham
My thesis explores contemporary conflicts on the American left through the prism of grassroots activism, both current and historical, in the Appalachian region of the United States. I am interested in how developments in the labour movement, queer activism and working class– led feminism offer a potential blueprint for the cohesion of popular incarnations of identity politics with more traditional leftist quests for economic justice.
Feminism and reproductive justice
Labour and working class histories
Twentieth century American history
Queer history and organising
Film and TV