I am currently a Postdoctoral Early Career Researcher for the GlobalGRACE project, a member of the UK team and tasked with: (a) researching the experiences of women working in museums in the UK and South Africa and (b) co-curating a travelling and online exhibition due to launch in Cape Town in 2021. As part of this project, I co-curated (and built the online archive for) the exhibition Exchanging Cultures of Equality.
Additional projects focus on my longstanding interest in sexuality, migration, NGOs, social movements, and state power. The projects below are ongoing, see here for publications:
- Book: my doctoral dissertation on LGBT asylum seekers and NGOs will be revised for publication as a book.
- Edited volume: the volume Asylum For Sale: Profit and Protest in a Migration Industry brings together scholars, activists, artists, and journalists critically engaging with how asylum systems internationally function under neoliberal capitalism. Published by PM Press, available August 2020.
- Protest / street art research: on the materiality of protest, and how houses (via lawn signs, flags, and other political statements) have become ostensible sites of “resistance” to the Trump administration, in Washington, D.C. In connection to this project, I organised the exhibition “Protest Matters!” to coincide with the 2017 AAA that was open to public and Association audiences alike. I have presented findings related to this research at a number of conferences, and am currently revising a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.