I became fascinated with religion and extremist politics as an undergraduate at the University of Sydney. After teaching high school in Australia I moved first to Romania and then to the US to learn more about a fascist group known as the Legion of the Archangel Michael. I completed my PhD at the University of Pittsburgh and then taught for several years at Eastern Connecticut State University before joining the faculty at Liverpool. My research and teaching focus on the cultural history of modern East-Central Europe, with a particular interest in fascism, social movements, violence, gender, theology, and lived religion.
- Shortlisted for General History Prize (NSW Premier's History Awards 2016)
- Book Prize (Society for Romanian Studies 2017)
- UG Curriculum Lead (Deputy)