Writing Portfolio

During my academic career I have written for a variety of audiences, from introductory lectures for undergraduates to a local history pamphlet to social media advertising for events. Want something written up? Get in touch.


Book review: Bread Winner by Emma Griffin (2020), Women’s History Review (exp. late 2020).

Academic article: ‘Time, Space, Gender and the Chartist Periodical’, Victorian Periodicals Review (Winter 2020).


‘Who was there?’

‘Kennington Common 1848: Another Look’ is half of a pair of pamphlets published by the Friends of Kennington Common for their 2018 ‘Kennington Chartist Project’ research and celebrations. This pamphlet explores what happened at the mass Chartist meeting at Kennington in 1848, the last big push of the Chartist movement. My essay looks at identity politics and who the Chartists were. Published by Independent Publishing Network, 2019.

‘Identifying the Readers & Correspondents of the Northern Star, 1847-1848′

Eds. Ian Cawood and Lisa Peters, Print, Politics, and the Provincial Press in Modern Britain, (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019), pp. 179-200.

I’m super pleased to be part of this collection, the first in the new series on printing history and culture, published by Peter Lang. In this collection my essay builds on a chapter of my doctoral thesis to explore how pseudonyms were used by anonymous correspondents to the Northern Star to create a public image, and how this informs our understanding of the makeup of the Chartist movement.

‘Morris & Co. X H&M’ (2018)

This blog post, written for the Victorianist, discusses the use of late-Victorian socialist William Morris’ (1834-1896) designs by fast fashion giant H&M. In this piece I compare Morris’ attitudes to labour, wages, and industry with H&M’s attitude to ethical fashion in the wake of the Rana Plaza factory fire and the climate crisis.

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