I am currently undertaking an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Birmingham, which investigates the communist-oriented opposition in the GDR and memory thereof since 1989. I completed a BA in German Studies at Birmingham before an MRes dedicated to memorial representations of the communist-oriented opposition up to 1961 and the construction of the inner-German border wall, entitled: "The Red Resistance? Communist Opposition in the Early GDR".
I was the IGS/DAAD project assistant on the Institute's major research project "Weltanschauungen: The German Past and the Contemporary World: The Domestic and Foreign Politics of Memory" (2014-2015).
I co-organised the GDR Today III Colloquium at the University of Bangor, 2017.
My interests lie in the intersection of memory studies and ideology critique, particularly with reference to the discernible shift away from overtly Marxist-oriented models over the last few decades.