I grasp every opportunity to make thought-provoking content at the intersections of cultural history, politics, and the arts.
I have extensive experience in live radio, audio documentary production, and podcasting, developing strong communication, creative, and technical AV skills. I produce EMPIRE LINES, a podcast which uncovers the unexpected flows of empires through art, and historicity, a new series of audio walking tours, exploring how cities got to be the way they are, recorded on location in London (2022) and Tokyo (2023), with academic Angus Lockyer, the Institute of Historical Research, and the Sasakawa Foundation. I produce content for Tate Modern, the virtual global arts exhibition platform Oarbt, plus podcasts like Cross Examination, with leading public lawyer Tom Cross, and The Guardian’s Politics Weekly America. From culture articles and reviews, to education resources, I write and edit for print and online publications like The New European, Tortoise, gowithYamo, Artmag, The Quietus, and The Indiependent.
I am currently a Production Coordinator at Message Heard, extending from my recent role as Client Relations Manager at Intelligence Squared, the world’s leading forum for live discussion and debates. For two years, I was a Producer at PODMASTERS, working on topical political podcasts, Oh God, What Now? (formerly Remainiacs), The Bunker, and Inside Briefing with the Institute for Government. I presented on The Bunker and The Culture Bunker, offering my unique perspective on international politics, and stories missed by the headlines or Westminster-centric media. I have also worked across the live programme-making process, shadowing BBC Radio 4 Specials producer Giles Edwards in London, and News Editor Jason Beck at Wave105. For three years and Edinburgh Festivals, I produced and presented 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. Beyond content creation, these roles also demand strong marketing and social media skills.
I use audio, print, and narrative storytelling to deconstruct seemingly ‘simple’ sociopolitical issues, and platform alternative, marginalised perspectives.
Drawing on my experiences as a second-generation migrant, I presented an episode of BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought (September 2020) on contemporary Yugoslav diasporic identity, featured on BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Week and BBC Radio Shropshire. Published by the Political Studies Association, my dissertation uses political satires to understand Tito’s socialist Yugoslavia uniquely. During my Politics (MA), I pursued interdisciplinary courses and ‘alternative’ sources as art and oral testimonies, to view twentieth-century histories from different, plural perspectives. I continue to learn about cultures through travel, and critical engagement with museums, galleries, and diverse approaches to curation.
I am particularly interested in questions surrounding sustainability. My debut podcast documentary series, INDIAscussion (2019-2020), unpacks environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability in the textile industry. Recorded on location in India and China, debates are presented ‘in discussion’ with local farmers and artisans, to businesses and international design houses. I hosted events with Focus:India to promote and extend the discussion, and was invited to deliver the keynote speech and workshop at the Edinburgh Sustainable Innovation Conference (ESIC) 2020. I produced a food sustainability podcast for Net Zero 2030: A Tortoise Moonshot (2020), led by Tortoise editor Giles Whittell. Commissioned by Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) and the National Union of Students (NUS), I produced Liberating Sustainability (November 2020), a series on intersectional environmental activism and education.