University College Dublin logo

Assoc Professor

Emer O'Beirne

Associate Professor
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
01 716 8515
University College Dublin, School of Languages Cultures and Linguistics, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


After completing my BA (Mod.) in German and French at Trinity College Dublin, I spent a year studying critical theory at the University of California (Irvine) before completing my doctorate at the University of Oxford (Wolfson College). After two more years working as a lectrice at the University of Paris-Nanterre (Paris X), I took up a Lectureship at the University of Exeter in the UK.I spent three very happy years there before deciding to return to Dublin to work at UCD.


  • Part-time tutor in French
    University of Oxford30 Dec 1990 - 30 Jun 1992
  • Lecturer in French
    University of Exeter, French1 Sep 1994 - 31 Aug 1997
  • Senior Lecturer in French
    University College Dublin30 Dec 1999
  • Part-time tutor in French
    University of Warwick5 Jan 1992 - 30 Jun 1992


  • BA (Mod)
    Trinity College Dublin
  • DPhil
    Oxford University UK