Associate Professor P.J. Mathews completed his doctoral research at Trinity College Dublin and joined the School in 2004. Prior to that he lectured at St Patrick's College, Dublin City University (2001-2004) and Trinity College Dublin (1999-2001). He was Director of the Parnell Summer School from 2002-05 and was appointed Naughton Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame for 2007-08. Dr Mathews is the founder and Director of academic podcasting of UCDscholarcast (www.ucd.ie/scholarcast), Associate Member of Prismes Irish Studies Strand, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, and co-convenor of the Irish Studies Doctoral Research Network. He is currently a member of the Governing Board of RTÉ, Ireland's national broadcaster.