My work is interdisciplinary: as such, I have a wide range of research interests in periodicals, material and visual culture, the ‘brows’ and cultural hierarchies, fashion, and performance from early- and mid-twentieth century Britain.
My PhD thesis, 'The Highs and Lows of Modernism: A Cultural Deconstruction', considered how a range of 'popular' texts from fashion to travel posters to mass-market magazines challenged the strict divide between 'high' and 'low' culture in 1920s Britain. My work is informed by critical and cultural theory, but I am increasingly interested in reclaiming lost or neglected sources which expand our understanding of the modern period.
I have published essays on modernism, fashion and theory; I am currently preparing an essay on Wyndham Lewis’s magazine the Tyro and the popular fiction magazine the Royal, as well as a piece on modernist design for British ballet. I am also developing two editorial projects which explore the relationship between word and image in literary and artistic modernism.