My research interests include: radical histories; marginalised histories; public libraries, prison libraries and archives; spatial justice; city farms; counter-mapping; psychogeography; creative writing; writer development, community engagement; information ethics, access & inclusion; participatory research; and autoethnography. I studied Creative Writing at Bachelors level, and Library Science with Distinction at Masters level.

Below is my Masters-level work, followed by publications, then conferences and guest lectures.

Final Dissertation Project



Masserano, E., Dodd, S., Maddison, S. & McWatt, T. (2021) ‘Stories of COVID-19: Social Pasts & Futures in the CityLife Project,’ The Sociological Observer, 3(1). Available at: (Issue 3)

McWatt, T., Dodd, S. and Maddison, S. (eds.) (2015) EastLife: An Anthology of Life Writing. London: University of East London.

Conferences & Guest Lectures

Stories, Communities, and Public Libraries to OLIve, University of East London. Guest Lecturer, April 2022. (Download presentation)

Reimagining Voices and Identities in Uncertain Times: Social Transformation, Fragmentation and Post-Pandemic Futures conference, Sociological Association of Ireland. Co-contributor, March 2022. As part of CityLife.

Futures of Creative Writing conference, ‘Community Voices’ roundtable, University of East Anglia. Speaker and co-contributor, May 2021. As part of CityLife.