I’m a senior lecturer in contemporary literature and digital cultures and co-director of the Centre for Digital Cultures in the department of English Literature.
I’m CO-I on the AHRC-funded Ambient Literature project (https://ambientlit.com) and acted as a UK representative for the COST-funded European EREAD (evolution of reading in the age of digitisation) research network (http://ereadcost.eu).
My research interests focus on posthumanism and transhumanism in philosophy, art, and contemporary and near-future professional and amateur industrial practice; digital cultures and digital humanities research and teaching; human enhancement; e-reading; materially experimental writing; weird fiction; critical theory; and the philosophies of technology and embodiment. I’m particularly interested in how the materiality of our artefacts impacts upon our cultures, daily practices, and cognition. Beyond English Studies, my research draws on cognitive science (particularly 4E cognition); post- and classical phenomenology; science and technology studies; object-oriented ontology; new and speculative materialism; and a wide variety of posthumanistic thinking with a focus on feminist and non-European thinkers alongside critical race, disability, and animal studies, and posthumanistic transhumanisms.