Writing and stuff

I’ve written articles for blogs and websites, during my time as a grad student, and more recently. In 2013, I contributed two articles to the Northumbria University blog ‘One Eye on the Past’. Both articles were republished (and the air pollution article was also revised), on the environmental news website ‘Blue and Green Tomorrow’ (they can be found here and here).

More recently, in the summer of 2014, I wrote a series of articles for the alternative news website ‘Shout Out UK’. These articles mainly focused on environmental issues in the UK, China, Japan and in Europe.

I also have written works of fiction. One monologue was featured in the British Heart Foundation’s ‘The Heart Monologues’, performed in Blackburn’s King George’s Hall, and Darwen Library Theatre, in May and June 2013. I also wrote a piece for website ‘Try Reading’, called ‘Revenge’. Although this was not related to sport, the project worked with public libraries to encourage engagement with reading and writing in the lead up to the Rugby League World Cup in 2013.

Academic writing

I have written book reviews on Silent Spring, and A People’s History of Environmentalism in the United States. I was Associate Editor of the ten-volume Berkshire Encyclopaedia of Sustainability, and wrote an article for the seventh volume, ‘Environmental History – Southeast Asia’.

In 2011, I recorded a podcast on Silent Spring for the website ‘Environmental History Resource’ (podcast 44).

I have also written a letter for the Rachel Carson Center, in response to the standard, negative ‘Doom and Gloom’ narrative of environmental stories which appear in the media.

Whilst perhaps, not strictly speaking academic, I wrote an article in July 2016 on my experiences living in Beijing with its smog, and compared this to the great London smog of 1952.

More recently, I have written a book chapter about Doctor Who and the environment: ‘Doctor Who and Environmentalism in the 1960s and Early 1970s,’ in Doctor Who and History: Critical Essays on Imagining the Past, edited by Carey Fleiner and Dene October. McFarland, 2017, pp. 184-203.

The Doctor Who book has a blog associated with it, and I’ve written a short outline to my chapter here. I have also written a blog post, serialised in four parts, about Doctor Who fans in China. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

I have also written an article in the online journal French Journal of British Studies, about Doomwatch, an early 1970s science fiction series, focusing on scientific, environmental and technological problems.