History, Writing, Educational Development
I'm a writer of history, fiction and things in-between. I currently work at the University of St. Andrews and offer bespoke academic mentoring and editing services. I'm also Lead Reader at Open Book Dundee, and I'm represented by Jamie Cowen at The Ampersand Agency.
The Heart of the Swallow Queen
Corvid Queen, Sword & Kettle Press, 2021
Claw & Blossom, 2021
Well Done/You're Welcome Zine, 2017
Jupiter Artland, 2016
Homecoming Zine, 2016
Edinburgh Fine Art Library, 2012
Words On Canvas, National Galleries of Scotland, 2010
125th and Lenox
The Scotsman, 2009
My most recent publication is Black Power and the American People which traces the long history of the black power movement from plantation folk-narratives through the iconoclasm of the Harlem Renaissance, the battleground of the American campus, the struggle and skill of the Negro Leagues, the drama of the boxing-ring, the killing fields of Vietnam and the cold concrete of the penitentiary, right up to the soaring sounds of Detroit techno and the electric imaginings of Afrofuturism. It can be bought direct from the publishers, or from Amazon.
I offer both SAAS and SFNI supported, as well as bespoke, mentoring services, designed to help students with any challenges they may be facing in their studies. I have particular expertise collaborating with students with ADHD/ADD, depression, anxiety and other conditions. Private and DSA rates available on request, so please drop me a line!
I offer a bespoke editing service for academic and fiction manuscripts, monographs, theses, and essays. I have over ten years editing experience, working on major manuscripts, journal articles, ScotGov documents, and a variety of student theses, and I am proficient in MLA, AP and Chicago-style citation amongst others.
Please contact me to discuss an affordable rate for your project.
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Postgraduate Administrator, University of St. Andrews
October 2020 - Present
Public Lecture Programme Coordinator - University of St. Andrews Open Association
October 2019 - October 2020
Course Coordinator and Lecturer: 'Understanding America', St. Andrews University Open Association
September 2018 - Present
British History Programme Coordinator: Oxbridge Academic Programs
June 2015 - Present
Social Sciences Lecturer (Part-Time): University of the Highlands and Islands
November 2015 - Present
Diploma Examiner (History): International Baccalaureate
May 2014 - Present
Lecturer: Department of Modern History, University of St Andrews
May 2011 - December 2015
Teaching Fellow: Department of Modern History, University of St Andrews
February 2009- May 2015
Undergraduate Studies Advisor and Matriculation Official: University of St Andrews
September 2014 -February 2016
Publish my new novel.
autumn will come
what we learn in the dark
a thing that dreamed of trees
the avoidance of sound
so much happiness
a thing that dreamed of trees (ii)
journeys into quiet
songs of scotland