I am a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for World Literatures at the University of Leeds, working as part of a Leverhulme project entitled “Traumatic Pasts, Cosmopolitanism, and Nation-Building in Contemporary World Literature.” My research focuses on legal personhood, impersonality 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 first book, The Politics of Style: Towards a Marxist Poetics, was published in 2017. My other research interests include postcolonial theory, world-ecology, the Anthropocene, Social Reproduction Theory and materialist ethics.
I am a convenor of the “Uneven and Combined Development” working group at the Centre for Critical Materialist Studies (University of Leeds) and co-ordinator of the Sadler Seminar Series “Confronting Traumatic Pasts: Between the Local and the Global.” I am a member of the Postcolonial Studies Association and American Comparative Literature Association. I am also on the “Comité éditorial” of the French online journal of Marxist theory, Revue Période.