Teaching English as a foreign language

Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (remote), summer 2020.
I taught academic literacy and engagement on the Portfolio Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes course online.

Teacher on Prépa course at Oxford Intensive School of English (OISE), Bristol, summer 2019.
This is an intensive short course preparing French students for the English language part of their competitive entry exams into the elite Grandes Écoles.

EFL teacher at International house, Bristol, summer 2019.
I taught students at pre-intermediate and intermediate levels, in three classes a day, focusing on grammar and vocabulary, skills and fluency, and the National Geographic “Life” coursebook.

I have also been doing one-to-one tutoring at intermediate level and above since June 2019.


Teaching English Online, Cambridge Assessment English on FutureLearn, 2020

CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), International House Bristol, 2019



I have worked on a range of projects, including:

A journal article on affirmation in the work of certain Black authors

A journal article on environmental justice in Vietnam

A collection of short science fiction stories by contemporary artists

A PhD thesis on postcolonial English literature

A book review on gender inequality in labour markets

Articles on education preparation providers and academic faculty training in Saudi Arabia

A paper on children’s hospice gardens

John le Carré and the Cold War, a book (published by Bloomsbury in 2018)

Food and Drink Infographics, a book (published by Taschen in 2018)

A book correcting popular misconceptions about China

An anthropological journal article on solidarity

A PhD thesis and journal article on international monetary systems

A book chapter on financial governance

A master’s dissertation on gender and sexuality in gothic novels

A master’s dissertation proposal in psychoanalysis


Dictionary assistant
English language teaching dictionaries, Oxford University Press

SfEP courses

Proofreading 1: Introduction (Online)

Copy-editing 1: Introduction (Online)

Copy-editing 2: Headway (Online)


Film and video

Camera operator
“Mahajanaka Dance Drama – UK Tour November 2019” for Neon Dance and PinDrop, 2019

Researcher and editor
“Chickens are Intelligent, Sensitive and Inquisitive” for Veganuary, 2018

Camera operator, editor, and video production mentor
“Dementia in Rural Wales”, three videos for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru, 2017

Camera operator and editor
“10,000 pages”, collaboration with Emilia Melville, 2017

Camera operator and editor
“Being Rendered Visible”, dir. Ros Martin, 2016

Camera operator and editor
“Intersectionality in the Struggle for Black Reparations”
Talk by Esther Stanford-Xosei to the Oxford Pan-Afrikan Forum, 2015

Camera operator and editor (with Naomi Morris)
“Big Dance Oxford”, 2010

Video producer and director
Rotunda concert videos for “Telling the Bees” and “The Branch Immersion”, 2009

Video producer and director
(camera, sound recording, editing, with Naomi Morris)
“Car to Spire”, for OYAP Trust, Pegasus Youth Theatre and Liverpool Capital of Culture, 2008-2009

Camera operator
“Orpheus” (butoh production), Café Reason and Non-stop Tango, 2008

Camera operator
“Journeys to Freedom”, Pegasus Youth Theatre, 2008

Video producer, director, camera operator
“Catweazle Club” (acoustic performance venue), 2008

Video editor
“Annex”, dir. Ery Nzaramba, 2008

Video editor
“For the Record: The Social Life of Indian Vinyl in Southall”
dir. Kuldip Powar, with Goldsmiths College Methods Lab, 2008

Camera operator and editor
At, 2007-2008

Video producer (camera and editing)
“1-2-3-4 Music Festival”, 2007

Video assistant (volunteer), DIPECHO V PSAs
Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre project in the Caribbean, 2007

Assistant to cameraman
“Cuckoo” episode of Natural World, prod. Mike Birkhead, 2007

“Brideshead Revisited”, dir. Julian Jarrold, 2007

“Framed”, dir. Jon Kirby, 2005

Library assistant (work experience)
Oxford Scientific Films, 2005

General assistant
“The Tragedy of Albert”, dir. Matthew Green and Duncan Brown
Oxford University Film Foundation, 2005

Editorial assistant
“Spirit in Mass” (sculptor biography), dir. Anna Thornhill, 2005

Volunteered at these festivals:
– Britdoc
– Oxdox
– Wildscreen
– World Congress of History Producers


Film and video courses

At Film Oxford (formerly OFVM):
– Shooting Break: Introduction to Digital Video
– 16mm
– Research for Film and TV
– DSLR Cinematography

With InsightShare:
– Participatory Video for Social Change




PhD, Art History, Open University, 2015
Thesis Title: ‘British Neo-Constructivism between 1956 and 1978: Technoscience and Modern Art’
Supervisors: Dr Steve Edwards and Paul Wood
Supported by the AHRC

MPhil Criticism and Culture, Cambridge University, 2009

BA English Language and Literature, Oxford University, 2005


Conference papers presented

‘“These dying centres”: Constructivism and anti-colonialism in “This is Tomorrow”’,
Historical Materialism Tenth Annual Conference, SOAS, November 2013

‘The British Constructionists and the Technocratic Renovation of National Life’,
Art and Politics in Britain, University of Cambridge, November, 2011


Published writing

Introductory catalogue essay
for Tudor Titzoiu, unspoken lines – no man is an island exhibition, 2018

Introductory catalogue essay
for Robin Cornell, Return of the Cool exhibition, 2012

‘How not to be an atheist’ (book review essay) in Mute Vol 2, No. 15 − Grey Goo Grimoire, 2010



Arts sector work

Co-curator with Tudor Titzoiu
on his exhibition, unspoken lines – no man is an island,
at Hamilton House, Bristol, 2018

Work-study fellow at the Venice Architectural Biennale,
for the British Council, 2014


Administrative work

HR administrator
Resourcing & Recruitment and Learning & Development teams,
Oxfam GB, 2006-2007

Job evaluation admin assistant
Oxfordshire County Council, Personnel Unit, Strategy Directorate, 2002


Charity volunteering and activism

Countering Colston, June 2016 – April 2017

Video assistant (volunteer), DIPECHO V PSAs
Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre project in the Caribbean, 2007

Conservation volunteer,
Operation Wallacea (Indonesia), 2002