I am an interdisciplinary researcher specializing in digital and cultural sociology. My research interests centre on social movements, collective memory, cultural heritage and digital media.
I am an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in contemporary archaeology and cultural geography and currently specialising in digital sociology. My research interests center on social movements, collective memory, cultural heritage and digital media within a broadly conceived underground (spatial, political, creative and digital). I have a PhD in Cultural Geography from University College London, UK (awarded in 2014), a postgraduate degree in Heritage Studies from The Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus, Germany (awarded in 2009), and an undergraduate degree in Archaeology and Ancient History from The University of Birmingham, UK (awarded in 2006). In addition, I have worked at, or been associated with, Architectural Conservation, Tourism, Urban Studies and Modern Languages departments in the UK, Germany and Australia.
I have published books, research articles, communications and reviews on themes including the cultural memories and landscapes of subterranean transport infrastructures, digital commemoration after traumatic events, digital media and collective remembrance practices of social movements, and the archaeology and heritage of graffiti and street art. My PhD thesis earned me first prize in the Peter Lang 2014 Young Scholar in Memory Studies Competition and led to my first sole-authored monograph, Networked Remembrance: Excavating Buried Memories in the Railways Beneath London and Berlin, which was published in late 2017.
I currently co-ordinate the faculty advanced course on Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences and the BIT Program module called Complex IT Environments and Critical Digital Sociology.