I am a PhD candidate with the Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University. My research looks at the development of zine and self-publishing practices and the ways in which they are mediated through their technologies of production, for example through the use of stencil duplicators, the photocopier, and contemporary print-on-demand and digital offset processes.

I currently run BOOKS, a secondhand book and zine shop based in Peckham, South East London, and co-run the publisher and risograph printers Studio Operative with Alice Lindsay.

I have taught at Ravensbourne, Middlesex, Farnham, Camberwell College of Arts, Norwich, Winchester School of Art and Norhampton Universitys, and have programmed events at South London Gallery, Camden Arts Centre and the Institute of Contemporary Arts London, as well as DIY Space for London.


Current: PhD, Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University.

BA, Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London. 2010

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    BOOKS – a secondhand book and zine shop, established 2016. 20 Maxted Road, London, SE15 4LF

    Studio Operative – part-time arts publisher and risograph printer, with Alice Lindsay, established 2012

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