Dr Zoe Bulaitis
Dr Zoe Bulaitis is a Research Associate in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester working in the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC).
She is a literary scholar and critical theorist with a background in cultural and higher education policy. You can read her new open access monograph "Value and the Humanities: The Neoliberal University and Our Victorian Inheritance" online here: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030378912
Her research focuses on the articulation of cultural value in contemporary higher education and the creative sector, in particular, the economisation of cultural value; policy analysis and critique; histories of liberal and neoliberal education; humanities-oriented methodologies; and the public value of arts and humanities research.
Zoe is passionate about the interconnections between teaching and research, both within higher education and within a wider learning ecosystem. She holds a PhD from the University of Exeter where she taught literature and critical theory within the English Department from 2013-18. Before joining Manchester, she held teaching posts at the University of Birmingham and the University of Wolverhampton.
In addition, Zoe is the Deputy Editor of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings, an open access scholarly journal dedicated to examining the genres, forms of publication, and circulation of 21st-century writings.