London Lines was started by Amy Kenyon in 2016. A historian, writer, and photographer, Amy’s studies took place in France, Massachusetts and England. She completed her BA in Documentary Photography and MA in History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her PhD, a cultural history of postwar American suburbia, was completed at Leeds University in 1998.
Amy has more than ten years of teaching experience gained at Leeds University, Leeds Trinity, Goldsmiths (University of London), and Leiden University in the Netherlands. She left university lecturing in 2014 to work as a freelance writer and academic editor. She has edited publications for research organizations and scholars preparing manuscripts for submission to funding bodies, journals, and book publishers.
Amy’s teaching areas (undergraduate and postgraduate) have included the following: Social and Cultural History, Urban Studies, Film History, Communications/Media, and American Studies. Her university posts also included acting as Admissions Tutor and dissertation supervisor, as well as providing support to international students. She has experience of student assessment at all levels including essays, exams and oral presentations.
Amy is the author of a nonfiction book, Dreaming Suburbia (Wayne State University Press) and a novel, Ford Road (University of Michigan Press). Currently at work on a collection of new essays and short/stories, she has also written for The Detroit News, Salon, Bright Lights Film Journal, Belt Magazine, Eclectica Magazine, Great Lakes Review, Streetlight Magazine, Cobalt Review, and the London Financial Times ‘Urban Ingenuity’ series. She was a winner of the Streetlight Magazine short/short fiction contest (2016), and her 2015 essay titled “Of Rumor and Riot” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize (US). She is also a regular blogger for the Huffington Post UK.
For more about Amy’s background and publications, please see her personal website.