Christopher's current research involves an examination of twenty-first century U.S. literature and visual culture through the theoretical frameworks of transcultural memory and queer assemblages. Previously, they studied at UEA for an MA in Poetry and at Goldsmiths, University of London for a BA in English Literature.
Christopher has previously received a scholarship to attend the T.S. Eliot International Summer School at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London.
In 2017, Christopher attained Associate Fellowship status with the Higher Education Academy.
Their creative work has been featured in Ink, Sweat and Tears and Cadaverine Magazine and they have worked on collaborative projects, including for The Royal Philharmonic Society. They have a forthcoming article in Mississippi Quarterly (2017) and a review in European Journal of American Culture. Christopher has also participated in conferences ranging from the psychonalytic 'traces' in literature to contemporary topographics of the U.S landscape.
Christopher is the founder of the Queer Studies Network. They would be interested in hearing from other academics with similar interests to faciliate collaboration and research opportunities.
What Comes to the Surface: Storms, Bodies and Community in Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones,
in Mississippi Quarterly
pp. 341-358UEA Repository
"A Distant Bruise, Thickening Across The Sky": Queer Violence and Legacies of Imperialist Homonationalism in Roy Scranton's War Porn,War Porn&order=-date%2Fcreators_name%2Ftitle" title=""A Distant Bruise, Thickening Across The Sky": Queer Violence and Legacies of Imperialist Homonationalism in Roy Scranton's War Porn">UEA Repository
Crossing Borders: Queer Movement and Memory in Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Akhil Sharma's Family Life,UEA Repository
"The Worst Kind of People": Queer Bodies, Transcultural Memory, and Guantánamo Diary,Guantánamo Diary&order=-date%2Fcreators_name%2Ftitle" title=""The Worst Kind of People": Queer Bodies, Transcultural Memory, and Guantánamo Diary">UEA Repository
Frames of Memory After 9/11: Culture, Criticism, Politics, and Law, Lucy Bond (2015) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 218 pp., ISBN: 9781137440099, h/bk, £63.00,
in European Journal of American Culture
pp. 229-241Full Text
Re-Imagining the American Landscape: Jonathan Hyman's Beyond Ground Zero,UEA Repository
Visiting the Body Artist: Bodily borders in Don DeLillo's The Body Artist,UEA Repository
Angels and Demons: Responses to HIV/AIDS in Contemporary American Literature,UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
Contemporary U.S. Literature and Visual Cultures
Transnationalism and Transcultural Memory
Queer Theory and Assemblages
Research Group Membership
- Queer Studies Network (founder)
- British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies
- Contemporary Studies Network
- Southern Studies in the UK Network
Christopher has taught on the following modules:
- Imagining America: Literature II
- Reading Cultures II: Ideas and Ideologies
- The American Body (Module Convenor)
- Aliens, Outsiders, and Expats: Writing America Outside In (co-taught with Hilary Emmett)
- Postcolonial Cultures: Texts and Contexts (Module Convenor)
Their teaching interests include Modern and Contemporary Literature; Poetry Practice and Analysis; Visual Cultures and Media.
- Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy
- Fellowship (pending), Higher Education Academy
- Queer Subjects and the Contemporary United States, University of East Anglia, August 2017
- Modern Languages Association
- American Comparative Literature Association
- British Association of American Studies
- The Poetry Society
- Poetry Book Society
Information Assistant, Research and Innovation Divison (2014-2018)
Examination Invigilator, Learning and Teaching Service (2015-)