I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for World Literatures at the University of Leeds, where I carry out research as part of a Leverhulme project entitled “Traumatic Pasts, Cosmopolitanism, and Nation-Building in Contemporary German and South African Literature.” My research focuses on depersonalization and “indifferent cosmopolitanism” in contemporary German, South African and (francophone) Algerian literature. Prior to this, I worked as a Lecturer in English and American Literature and Culture at the University of Giessen (Germany). My book, The Politics of Style: Towards a Marxist Poetics, is forthcoming from Brill in November 2016. My other research interests include Social Reproduction Theory, world-ecology, the Anthropocene, and materialist ethics.
In addition, I work as a freelance writer, literary critic and translator, and am on the “Comité scientifique” of the French online journal of Marxist theory, Revue Période.