I am the Secretary of Women in German Studies, an organisation that was established in 1988 with the aim of bringing together female Germanists in Great Britain and Ireland and supporting them in all aspects of their professional life. It is a huge honour to work, in conjunction with all of the WIGS committee, on behalf of female Germanists in Great Britain and Ireland. WIGS is an association of which I’ve been a member for several years, and whose values I passionately support. For more information about the organisation please see the WIGS website, blog, YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter pages. I regularly write blog posts for the WIGS blog; you can read a report I wrote about the WIGS 2015 annual conference here.
I am an Advisory Board member of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London. The centre was established in 2002 and organises a programme of lectures, seminars and workshops. My first encounter with the Centre was through participation in its annual postgraduate conference in 2007, which was a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow graduate students working in Austrian Studies. Between 2009 and 2010 I was a postgraduate member of the Centre's Advisory Board and was delighted to be elected a full member of the Centre's Advisory Board in 2014. For more details about the Centre and its activities, please visit the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre website.
Since May 2018, I have acted as Co-Director of the George Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture, based in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen. The Centre has recently launched its new public engagement programme - VIEW. Named after pioneering Victorian photographer and Aberdonian George Washington Wilson (whose important photographic collection may be accessed at the University of Aberdeen), the Centre promotes research and discussion on all topics related to visual culture, through public talks, seminars, exhibitions, performances and workshops. Please visit the Centre's blog for more details.
I am a book reviewer for Austrian Studies, Journal of Austrian Studies, Journal of Contemporary European Studies and Modern Language Review, and a peer reviewer for The German Quarterly, Journal of Austrian Studies and Modern Languages Open.