Regular Team

Editorial Team

Alex Valente – Norwich Radical co-editor
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Alex Valente is a half-Tuscan / half-Yorkshire freelance (and award-winning) translator, teacher, and writer. He teaches English, Italian, writing, and is constantly looking for time to translate more words. May or may not be part robot. He also writes on L’Angolo Polveroso and can be found on Twitter as @DrFumetts.

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Rowan Gavin – Norwich Radical co-editor
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Rowan still thinks of himself as a recent graduate, although it’s been several years now. He never did quite escape the gravity of UEA (not that he really tried), and now works there in multiple capacities. He spends his days gaming and dancing and writing and continuing to fail to come to terms with the ongoing climate apocalypse and learning a little more than he is forgetting. Maybe.

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Ewa Giera – Arts section editor

Ewa is a Polish writer from Norwich and a recent UEA graduate. Big fan of feminist science fiction, video games and good coffee.

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Yali Banton Heath – Inter|national section editor

Yali has recently graduated with an MA in Human Rights Law from SOAS, after completing her undergrad degree in International Development at UEA. Her writing and research focus on indigenous resistance, the politics of land, and human rights with a regional focus on Asia, particularly Myanmar.

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Writing Team

Carmina Masoliver – Arts section writer
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Carmina Masoliver is an English Literature graduate from UEA who refuses to cut ties with Norwich. Following graduating, she studied a Creative Entrepreneurship MA at UEA London and now works in East London as an Academic Mentor for English. She runs an event called ‘She Grrrowls’ which features women in the arts. Carmina is a poet whose pamphlet was published in 2014 by Nasty Little Press.

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Alex Day – Arts section writer
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Alex Day is an artist and journalist interested in the politics of dance music. Norfolk deserves inclusive music venues, that open late and are supported by the local council. Over a series of articles, Alex will investigate the ebbs and flows of Norfolk’s night time economy.

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Ananya Wilson-Bhattacharya – Arts section writer
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Ananya Wilson-Bhattacharya is a graduate of English literature at UEA and a lifelong (aspiring) writer. Her interests include UK and Indian politics, questions of race, intersectional and Marxist feminism and literature by marginalised writers. She also enjoys song-writing with her guitar, playing open mics around Norwich and snacking too often. She tweets @AnanyaWilson.

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Tom McGhie – Arts section writer
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Tom McGhie is a recent graduate of English Literature from UEA and now whiles away the time as a part time barman and member of local band ‘Bag of Cans’. Pseudo-journalist, pseudo-musician, pseudo-human (…enjoys long strolls on the beach, etc).

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Tamar Moshkovitz – Arts and Perspectives section writer
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Tamar is a graduate of UEA’s English Literature with Creative Writing BA. She’s a part time writer and a full time astronaut, has more opinions than she can keep to herself, and loves nothing more than a good podcast. Tamar has written for Concrete – UEA’s student newspaper – and participated in the Words w/ Friends project, with which she performed spoken word poetry across the UK.

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Molly Ellen Pearson – Arts section writer
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Molly Ellen Pearson is a poet and content producer. She has an MA in Poetry from UEA and her pamphlet HYDRA will be published by Marble Poetry in late 2020. She writes on ecofeminism, climate anxiety and gender embodiment in horror and other genre fiction. You can find her on Instagram as @wearenotnew.

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Sunetra Senior – Perspectives section writer
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Sunetra graduated from Warwick University with a MA in English Literature. After spending some time putting together a thesis that felt like she was submitting to the UN, she acquired a taste/developed an addiction to extensive coverage in general, that resulted in her diverse experimentation as a freelancer. In-between bursts of intensive writing, she enjoys frolicking around London to exercise spatial awareness and remind herself of her carbon-based components: fresh air, good quality food and culture at large are all factors that help in this de-robot (icisation) process. She is also partial to film noir and coffee, and all that is unabashedly subversive.

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Mollie LeVeque – Perspectives section writer
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Mollie seems to be a scientist trapped in a humanities soul: although she wanted to be a mortician or psychiatrist when she grew up, she became a cultural historian. She is an author, researcher, and developmental editor. If she was a whisky, she would be a type of Laphroaig. In her spare time (when it exists), she writes fiction, likes to see plays, goes for walks and runs, and tries to pet all the outdoor cats she finds.

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Jonathan Lee – Perspectives section writer

Jonathan is a Romani activist from Swansea. He works for the European Roma Rights Centre, a Roma-led law organisation based in Budapest which takes racists to court across Europe. He spends a lot of time talking and writing about antigypsyism, to people who don’t want to hear it. Tweets @jon_j_lee

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Sarah Edgcumbe – Perspectives section writer

Sarah is currently studying MAs in refugee protection and forced migration, and conflict studies and human rights. She considers home to be wherever she has good friends and has many interests which essentially boil down to human rights and resistance movements. Sarah also loves wide expanses of wilderness and dogs.

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Lisa Insansa Woods – Perspectives section writer
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Lisa is a journalist, writer, poet, documentary filmmaker with a degree in BA Journalism. She is not shy of debate and is passionate about being a vocal part in the anti-racist struggle, also converging with other struggles such as feminism, classism and environmentalism.

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David Breakspear – Perspectives section writer

In one form or another, David has been a part of the criminal justice system for nearly 40 years. He does not profess to have all of the answers, but he knows most of the problems and can provide alternative solutions. Prison staff do not, really, wear red coats!

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Gunnar Eigener – Inter|national section writer
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Currently working at the University of East Anglia, Gunnar is doing a degree in Environmental Studies while also studying Environmental Journalism. Moving to Norwich a few years ago, he recently stood as a candidate for the Green Party in the General Election and remains active within the party.

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Lotty Clare – Inter|national section writer

Lotty is a graduate of International Development and Environment. She’ll rant all day about gender, conflict, political ecology, and indigenous rights. In her spare time she likes to practice yoga, cook, and play ukulele.

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Tesni Clare – Inter|national section writer
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Tesni is a Human Geography graduate with an interest in political ecology, indigenous land rights, degrowth, alternative communities, ethnography and storytelling. She comes from the Shire of West Wales and spends her time trying to grow things and trying to ignore her (metaphorical) itchy feet.

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Lewis Martin – Student section writer

Lewis has been writing for the Norwich Radical for the last 3 years alongside numerous attempts to never finish their degree. They can often be found in the SU avoiding the concept of work and deadlines whilst attempting to find the next cup of coffee.

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Kasper Hassett – Perspectives and Student sections writer
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Kasper is from London, studying English Literature with Creative Writing at UEA. He enjoys realism, the Gothic, and writing prose. Both queer and working-class, he is also interested in identity and access to education at all levels. He is the UEA Student Union’s LGBTQ+ Officer for 2020/21.

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Bradley Allsop – Student section writer

Bradley is a PhD student at the University of Lincoln focusing on youth political engagement and serves as the Postgraduate Officer at the Students’ Union there. He has been involved in fossil fuel divestment activism and campaigns concerning campus democracy.

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Howard Green – Student and Community sections writer
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Howard is soon to be studying International Relations BA at the University of Essex. He offers a perspective into the strange world of rural Norfolk but is mostly concerned by much larger international issues.

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Sean Meleady – Community section writer
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Sean Meleady is a political activist and adult education lecturer based in Norfolk. He has experience teaching in the UK, Russia, Italy and Brazil. After studying journalism at News Associates in London, he has written for a number of publications, such as The New European and The South West Londoner, local newspaper the Eastern Daily Press, and more.

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Contributors

Chris Jarvis – Writer and Norwich Radical co-founder

Chris currently works for environment and social justice charity People & Planet. Chris is an writer and activist, still clinging onto the student movement, despite what his age would dictate.

Proudly queer, enthusiastically punk, passionately socialist, vibrantly Green, staunchly teetotal, and reluctantly happy. Co-Editor of The Norwich Radical 2014-2017.

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Cadi Cliff – Norwich Radical co-founder

Cadi is a project development manager for charity in Wales, working with those experiencing homelessness to support them from street to home. Admits to an (un)healthy obsession with mountains, semicolons, and fighting system complexity in the third sector. Has worked overseas in Nepal, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria. Is known to have restless feet. Co-Editor of The Norwich Radical 2014-2018. Tweets at @cadi_cliff.

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Asia Patel – Cartoonist
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Feminist killjoy who studies pharmacy, draws, and tries to make a difference. Likes Doc Martens, Rubik’s cubes, and racoons. If lost, probably in the library or the pub giggling by herself at cat/dog videos.

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Zoe Harding – Inter|national section writer
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Zoe Harding is a writer/dishwasher from West Sussex, currently living in Norwich. They graduated from UEA in 2015 and were immediately struck by a crushing sense of fear and confusion at the prospect of the real world, resolving to save enough money to become a pilot and fly away somewhere.

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4 thoughts on “Regular Team

    • Thank you for your query, Andy. The last three articles from the regular writer in question are part of a mini-series of theirs, born from a recent inter-rail trip, whereby they visited the area. These articles are a response/ coverage of their travel. We wouldn’t classify the number of articles dedicated to this topic as a ‘high content’. As far as we are aware, none of our writers have served under the UN or lived in Bosnia. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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