Love, Gender and agonistic politics

This project looks into epistolary narratives of women political theorists and activists, including Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman, Rose Pesotta and Hannah Arendt, and explores links between politics as action and love as an existential force.

Archival Research

The project involves research in the following Archives:


  1. Rethinking the subject in feminist research: narrative personae and stories of ‘the real’, Textual Practice, 32(6), 939-955, doi: 10.1080/0950236X.2018.1486541, 2018.

  2. Amor mundi: Romantic socialisms and feminist politics, British Sociological Association: Auto/Biography Yearbook, Vol. XI, 63-76, 2018.

  3. Action as narration/narration as action: reading Maud Gonne’s auto/biographical writings as marginalized knowledges of the historiographical operation. Irish Educational Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2018.1465834, 2018.

  4. Epistolary entanglements of Love and Politics, Reading Rosa Luxemberg’s letters, The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History, 381-391, edited by Ivor Goodson, with Ari Antikainen, Molly Andrews and Pat Sikes. London: Routledge, 2016.

  5. Imagining and Living the Revolution: an Arendtian reading of Rosa Luxemburg’s letters and writings’, in Feminist Review, 2014.

  6. Love, Narratives, Politics: Encounters between Hannah Arendt and Rosa Luxemburg’ in Theory, Culture and Society, 2013.

  7. Good night and good-bye: temporal and spatial rhythms in piecing together Emma Goldman’s auto/biographical fragments. British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Yearbook, 2013.