I'm a lecturer in the School of English, Drama, Film & Creative Writing in UCD where my teaching is concentrated in the areas of gender, queer, and feminist cultural criticism and theory, and in contemporary Irish writing and culture. I co-direct the UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms & Sexualities with Ursula Barry and I coordinate the MA in Gender, Sexuality & Culture as well. In terms of my academic trajectory, I completed my PhD (D.Phil!) at the University of Oxford on metaphor in the work of John Dryden, a late 17th-century English writer. I realised before the PhD was finished that the late 17th century was not for me, and following an IRCHSS postdoc in NUIG, I was lucky to be able to move fields to work in feminist, gender and queer studies, with a focus on contemporary literature and culture. I have published many articles and essays on a diverse range of subjects, the common thread being my interest in what is happening in the current social, political and cultural moment. Increasingly, my work has been inflected and shaped by political urgencies - whether this is my work as a teacher, as a writer and researcher, or an organiser. My work with migrant justice movements in Ireland has also become central to how I understand my obligations as an academic, teacher, and human.
- LecturerUniversity College Cork30 Dec 1999 - 30 Dec 1999
- BANUI Galway IRL
- MANUI Galway IRL
- DPhilOxford University UK