About

I hold a PhD in Film Studies (2015) from Trinity College Dublin, where I also completed an MPhil in Film Theory and History (with Distinction) and a first class BA (Hons.) in Economic and Social Studies. My studies at Trinity were supported by an Ussher Fellowship (2011-2014) and a non-foundation Scholarship (2007-2013).

I'm currently a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Film Studies at the University of St. Andrews. I previously held a Film Studies contract at Maynooth University (2015-2016). I have also taught at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, National University of Ireland, Galway (2015) and in Trinity College Dublin (2014-2015).

My PhD thesis made a critical intervention into film dialogue, American independent cinema and reception studies. Edinburgh University Press will publish a monograph based on this research, entitled Engaging Dialogue: Cinematic Verbalism in Contemporary American independent Cinema.

I have presented research at over twenty conferences and public venues. I have also published widely, with more than ten peer-reviewed publications in leading presses and journals, including Cinema Journal. These publications reflect my diverse research and teaching interests, including topics such as: sound and music in screen media; digital fan-art; performance and stardom; contemporary authorship; and the relationship between podcasts and documentary.

My current research is concerned with the intersections between film, television and digital media, as well as those between critical theory and creative practice.

I'm currently working on a book project on Screening Women's Voices, which will examine the representation and reception of female voices in contemporary audiovisual and digital media.

Contact: emergingaudiovisualmedia@gmail.com or jo42@st-andrews.ac.uk