Helen Palmer is a writer, performer and lecturer in the department of English Literature at Kingston University London. She is the module leader of the new materialism-inspired Diffractive Creativities Transversal Practices module on the Gender Without Borders MA at Kingston University. She is a member of the COST Action IS1307 Networking European Scholarship on New Materialism: How Matter Comes to Matter. She has recently published poems in the Minnesota Review special focus on new materialism, and has a forthcoming book in the New Materialisms series edited by Rosi Braidotti and Iris van der Tuin entitledQueer Defamiliarisation and New Materialism: Writing Feminist Matter(s). In June 2017 she is teaching at the 10th International Deleuze Studies Conference and Camp in Toronto: Taking Flight: Assembling, becoming, Queering. In July 2017 she is running the seminar stream Diffractive Pedagogies (with Iris van der Tuin and Stacy Moran) at the American Comparative Literature Association in Utrecht. Helen is currently writing a novel called Pleasure Beach, which is a feminist rewriting of Ulysses set in Blackpool. She is part of the queer clowning duo Le Tomatique (with Vikki Chalklin).