Her current research explores the idea of corporeal comfort in relation to modern subjectivity drawing on ideas from a range of theorists including Deleuze and Nietzsche, and reflecting on examples from visual art, literature and everyday life. More broadly her research interests encompass aesthetics, affect and the body.
She has presented papers at Thinking Feeling (University of Sussex, 2012) and Brave New World and its Legacies (University of London, 2012). Her book chapter, Killing Pain: Aspirin Emotion and Subjectivity in the forthcoming book, Pain and Emotion in Modern History (Palgrave) started life as a conference paper for the Birkbeck Pain Project.
Sheena completed her MA in Cultural and Critical Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.