Erin James


Erin James is a Brighton-based multi-disciplinary artist, with a focus on the merging of art and activism through her practices. She is the founder of the socially engaged zine Tough Cookie, as well as a poet, DJ, photographer and curator. She is the 2023 Stuart Hall Fellow at Sussex University, focussing her research on poetry and music as an alternative output for academic research and archiving, asking the question: “How can creative practices such as poetry, music and creative writing be used as an alternative output for historical research, academic prose and historical archiving?” All of Erin’s work revolves around mental health, activism, using joy as an antidote to hate, and normalising “stigmatised” subjects.