Within the English Deparement, I teach a range of courses within English Studies. For example, I teach (and have taught) courses ranging from English for Academic & Specific Purposes, classical British literature, Children & Young Adult Literature, Film, Popular culture, new forms of literature.
I originally come from New Zealand. I have a broad academic background built on education in New Zealand, Great Britain, and Sweden. My Doctor of Philosophy degree is from Goldsmiths, University of London within the area of media and cultural studies. My original academic background is in English Literature in which my first postgraduate degree focussed mainly on indigenous and Pacific post-colonial literature. However, I also have postgraduate degrees in Indigenous Studies (within the area of Cultural Studies), and in History (focus on political sociology).
My research interests are broad. For example, Indigenous & minority post and trans-colonialism, film & media, new literature genres, and developments in cultural studies such as post and transhumanism. My doctorate research project dealt with adapting a linguistic discourse analysis model to analyse representation of and dynamics between dominant and minority cultures in popular reality-ethnographic programmes.