I grasp every opportunity to make interesting, thought-provoking content at the intersections of intercultural political history and the arts.
I have extensive experience in live radio, audio documentary production, and podcasting, developing strong communication, creative, and technical AV skills. I am now a Producer at PODMASTERS, and freelance for the likes of The Guardian, working on topical political podcasts, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs), The Bunker, Inside Briefing with the Institute for Government, Politics Weekly America, and Today in Focus. Beyond content creation, these roles demand strong marketing and social media skills. I also present on The Bunker and The Culture Bunker, offering my unique perspective on international politics, and stories missed by the headlines or Westminster-centric media. Beyond content creation, these roles also demand strong marketing and social media skills.
I use audio and narrative storytelling to deconstruct seemingly ‘simple’ sociopolitical issues, and platform alternative, marginalised perspectives.
Drawing on my second-generation immigrant experiences, I presented an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought (September 2020) on modern Yugoslav diasporic identity, later selected for BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Week and featured on BBC Radio Shropshire.
I am particularly interested in questions surrounding sustainability. My debut podcast documentary series, INDIAscussion (February 2020), unpacks environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability in the Indian textile industry. I produced a food sustainability podcast for Net Zero 2030: A Tortoise Moonshot (August 2020), led by Tortoise editor Giles Whittell. I am currently producing Liberating Sustainability (November 2020), which calls for intersectionality in sustainability activism and education. The series was commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK), an educational charity responding to the climate emergency, and the National Union of Students (NUS).
For three years and Edinburgh Festivals, I produced and presented live political-cultural radio programmes for FreshAir.org.uk, Edinburgh’s student radio station. As Press Manager (FreshFringe 2019) and Head of Arts (2019-2020), I professionalised, expanded, and amplified the station’s cultural programming. Some broadcasting highlights include: an in-exhibition feature with Senior Curator Alice Strang, from Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; interviews with Richard Blair (George Orwell’s son) and David Greig (Artistic Director at the Lyceum Theatre); performances from Scottish-Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies; on-locations in Leith Theatre and the Scott Monument. I have worked in freelance content production, creating audio resources for Oarbt’s virtual global arts exhibitions. I also enjoy learning about cultures through travel, including critical engagement with museums, galleries, and different approaches to curation. My podcast series, EMPIRE LINES (October 2020), uncovers unexpected flows of Empires through artworks. I am also producing a series of audio walking tours as podcasts, historicity: London (August 2022), with academic Angus Lockyer and the Institute of Historical Research.
During my Politics degree, I pursued interdisciplinary courses and ‘alternative’ sources, including art and testimonies, to illuminate twentieth-century cultural histories from new perspectives. Published by the Political Studies Association, my dissertation uses contemporary political satires to uniquely unpack Tito’s socialist Yugoslavia. From academic and cultural articles, to AV student learning resources, I regularly pitch, produce, and copy edit written content. I feature in print and digital publications including Tortoise, Artmag.co.uk, Leviathan, Retrospect, The Student, and The Broad, LOAF, Wildfell, and Wikipedia.