Dr Miriam Haughton

B.A, M.A, Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
School of Humanities
NUI Galway
E: MIRIAM.HAUGHTON@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Miriam joined Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway in 2014, and currently serves as the Vice-President of the Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR). Her research interests include twentieth and twenty-first century theatre and performance, production and performance ecologies, the politics of performance, feminisms, and trauma and memory studies. Miriam's recent monograph Staging Trauma: Bodies in Shadow (2018), considers how performance and production ecologies in Ireland and the UK capture woman-centred traumatic histories through staging, performance and production encounters. Staging Trauma was nominated for the TaPRA Early-Career Research Award 2019 and critically acclaimed in reviews by Modern Drama, Times Higher EducationIrish Literary Supplement, Irish University Review, New Theatre Quarterly, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, and more. Building on the insights harnessed from this project, her current research follows two strands; the histories of embodied female experience in public space, and, the ecologies and economies of theatre and performance production. 

Miriam is currently associate producer/researcher for season 1 of the documentary web-series co-produced by Up Up Up and Copper Alley, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous: a celebration of 'difficult' women, programmed as part of the 2020 Dublin Fringe and Bealtaine Festivals, and broadcast on RTÉ Culture in September and October. In spring 2021, Miriam will direct and produce the Tuam Oral History Theatre Production with Drama and Theatre Studies, collaborating with staff and students throughout the university. 

Miriam is recently returned from a semester as guest lecturer at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, also delivering guest lectures at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) in Rio de Janeiro, and the University of São Paulo (USP), sponsored by the Government of Ireland Academic Mobility Scheme. Miriam is developing new teaching materials that explore the connections between Irish and Brazilian theatre and performance, particularly relating to memory studies, trauma studies, and feminisms.

Recent publications include co-editing a special issue of international journal Ilha do Desterro (2018), the collection Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland (Carysfort, 2015), and a special issue of the journal Irish Theatre International (2014). She has also published articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals, including Contemporary Theatre Review, Modern Drama ('Honourable Mention'), New Theatre Quarterly, Mortality, Irish Studies Review, Cadernos de Letras and Focus. Further information on her research can be found at https://nuigalway.academia.edu/MiriamHaughton.

Miriam established the Feminist Storytelling Network at NUI Galway in 2017, an interdisciplinary forum that promotes research, pedagogy and knowledge exchange relating to feminist principles, histories and experiences. The FSN curates annual symposia and workshops, connecting international and Irish scholars, artists and activists. Further information regarding upcoming and past events can be found here: https://www.feministstorytelling.ie

Miriam has been awarded research funding and support from Enterprise Ireland, Government of Ireland, NUI Galway, the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), the Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR), The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame, and UCD. Miriam has worked in theatre, television and film in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and as a television journalist specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. She maintains a strong interest in the business of theatre production and the creative arts, drawing from her postdoctoral research project, the Creative Exchange Northern Ireland (CXNI), an AHRC creative knowledge exchange initiative led by the University of Ulster with Queen’s University Belfast (2013-14). 

Miriam currently supervises doctoral projects investigating contemporary performance practices and female histories of trauma, funded by the Irish Research Council and the NUI Galway Hardiman Scholarship. She welcomes thesis proposals in any areas relating to theatre and performance studies, particularly regarding its interdisciplinary relationships with identity politics, trauma and memory studies, theatre production, feminisms, and the creative industries.

Research Interests

Miriam's primary research field includes:

Twentieth and twenty-first century theatre and performance

Trauma and Memory Studies 

Theatre, Performance and Feminisms

The Ecologies of Theatre Production

Theatre Practices and Stagecraft

Medical Humanities

Modern Western Drama

Theatre, Culture, and Politics

The Body in Performance

The Places and Spaces of Theatre and Performance 

Audiences and the Politics of Reception

Practice as Research

Miriams welcomes thesis proposals related to these interests, and related areas of research. 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2020 MARTIN KENNY: QUEER CONNECTIONS: IDENTIFYING AND EXPANDING A SENSE OF A QUEER NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH THE PRODUCTION, PRESENTATION AND RECEPTION OF IRISH THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE, FROM 1960 - 2020 01-OCT-20 30-SEP-29
H2020 Proposal Prep: The Price of Performance: Assessing the Economics ad Ecologies of European Theatre Production 05-FEB-20 04-FEB-21
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2019 MARIA TIVNAN - `HIS NATIVE HOME DEEP IMAG¿D IN HIS SOUL¿. A STUDY OF THEATRE SPACE AND DESIGN IN CREATING MEANINGS OF HOME AT THE MICK LALLY, ROYAL COURT AND AL-KASABA THEATRES. 01-SEP-19 31-AUG-23
Gaming Audiences into Performance: engagement in theatrical producation through live-action games 01-OCT-15 30-SEP-20

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Histories, Roles and Dynamics in Artistic Collaborations'
Haughton, M; Fernandes, A; Drumond, M (2018) 'Histories, Roles and Dynamics in Artistic Collaborations'. Ilha Do Desterro-A Journal Of English Language Literatures In English And Cultural Studies, 71 (2):9-15 [Details]
(2018) ''Them the Breaks': #WakingTheFeminists and Staging the Easter/Estrogen Rising'
Haughton, M (2018) ''Them the Breaks': #WakingTheFeminists and Staging the Easter/Estrogen Rising'. Contemporary Theatre Review, 28 (3) [Details]
(2020) 'Irish theatre in the 21st century: traumatic histories, feminist interventions'
Haughton, M (2020) 'Irish theatre in the 21st century: traumatic histories, feminist interventions'. Cadernos De Letras Da Uff, 31 :45-64 [Details]
(2014) 'Flirting with the Postmodern: Moments of Change in Contemporary Irish Theatre, Performance, and Culture'
Haughton, M (2014) 'Flirting with the Postmodern: Moments of Change in Contemporary Irish Theatre, Performance, and Culture'. Irish Studies Review, 22 (3):374-392 [Details]
(2014) 'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland's Rule of Silence in Anu Productions' Laundry'
Haughton, M (2014) 'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland's Rule of Silence in Anu Productions' Laundry'. Modern Drama, 57 (1):65-93 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) ''Perform, or Else!' Editorial'
Haughton, M; Kurdi, M (2014) ''Perform, or Else!' Editorial'. Irish Theatre International, 3 (1) [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Woman's Final Confession: Too Much Hoovering and Not Enough Sex in Marina Carr's 'Woman and Scarecrow''
Haughton, M (2013) 'Woman's Final Confession: Too Much Hoovering and Not Enough Sex in Marina Carr's 'Woman and Scarecrow''. Mortality, 18 (1):72-93 [Details]
(2012) 'Merging Worlds: Place, Politics and Play in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman'
Haughton, M (2012) 'Merging Worlds: Place, Politics and Play in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman'. Focus: Papers in English Literary and Cultural Studies, special edition 'Interfaces Between Irish and European Theatre' :77-92 [Details]
(2011) 'Performing Power: Violence as Fantasy and Spectacle in Mark O'Rowe's Made in China and Terminus'
Haughton, M (2011) 'Performing Power: Violence as Fantasy and Spectacle in Mark O'Rowe's Made in China and Terminus'. New Theatre Quarterly, 27 (2):153-166 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2018) Staging Trauma: Bodies in Shadow.
Haughton, M (2018) Staging Trauma: Bodies in Shadow. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2021) 'Commemoration, Gender and the Postcolonial Carceral State'
Haughton, M; McAuliffe, M; Pine, E (2021) 'Commemoration, Gender and the Postcolonial Carceral State' In: Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2015) 'Introduction'
Haughton, M; Kurdi, M (2015) 'Introduction' In: Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2015) 'A Theatre of Truth? Negotiating Place, Politics and Policy in the Dublin Fringe Festival'
Haughton, Miriam (2015) 'A Theatre of Truth? Negotiating Place, Politics and Policy in the Dublin Fringe Festival' In: Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practices. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Unwanted Reflections in The Boys of Foley Street'
Haughton, Miriam (2014) 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Unwanted Reflections in The Boys of Foley Street' In: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger's Tales. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2021)
Haughton, M; McAuliffe, M; Pine, E (Ed.). (2021) Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries: Commemoration, Gender and the Postcolonial Carceral State Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2015)
Haughton, Miriam; Kurdi, Maria (Ed.). (2015) Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) IFTR,
Haughton, M (2017) Gender, Sexism and the Irish Theatre Industry. [Oral Presentation], IFTR, Sao Paulo, Brazil , 10-JUL-17 - 14-JUL-17. [Details]
IFTR 2018,
Haughton, M Producers on Change. [Oral Presentation], IFTR 2018, Belgrade, Serbia . [Details]
ISTR 2019,
Haughton, M Galway 2020. [Oral Presentation], ISTR 2019, MIC Limerick . [Details]
IFTR 2019,
Haughton, M Making Waves: Feminist Interventions. [Oral Presentation], IFTR 2019, Shanghai, China . [Details]
IASIL 2019,
Haughton, M A Critical Bid. [Oral Presentation], IASIL 2019, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
UFSC Research Cluster,
Haughton, M The Artist in the Anthropocene: Behind the Scenes in Ireland’s Gig Economy. [Invited Oral Presentation], UFSC Research Cluster, UFSC Brazil . [Details]
(2017) Theatres of Contagion: Infectious Performance,
M. Haughton (2017) Theatre and Medical Humanities. [Oral Presentation], Theatres of Contagion: Infectious Performance, Birkbeck, University of London , 11-MAY-17 - 12-MAY-17. [Details]
(2015) ISTR Tradition, Transition, Transformation,
M.Haughton (2015) '1916: Home: 2016': Performing Histories from the Shadows. [Conference Paper], ISTR Tradition, Transition, Transformation, Tralee Institute of Technology, Co. Kerry , 22-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) Performing the Archives,
M. Haughton (2015) Artists' Roundtable. [Chaired Session], Performing the Archives, NUI Galway , 22-JUL-15 - 24-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015) IASIL,
M. Haughton (2015) Reconciliations. [Conference Paper], IASIL, York University, England , 20-JUL-15 - 28-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015) TaPRA,
M.Haughton (2015) Performing Freedom, Freedom Performed. [Conference Paper], TaPRA, University of Worcester, England , 08-SEP-15 - 10-SEP-15. [Details]
(2014) Pushing Form: Innovation and Interconnection in Contemporary European Performance,
M. Haughton; S. O'Gorman; C. McIvor (2014) Contemporary European Performance. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Pushing Form: Innovation and Interconnection in Contemporary European Performance, NUI Galway , 23-MAY-14 - 24-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) ACID/CAIS,
M. Haughton (2014) Performance as Commemoration and Critique. [Conference Paper], ACID/CAIS, University College Dublin , 11-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013) European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies,
M. Haughton (2013) ANU Productions 'Moments of Communion'. [Conference Paper], European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, NUI Galway , 17-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) IFTR 'Re-Routing Performance',
M. Haughton (2013) Vacant Spaces or Haunted Spaces?. [Conference Paper], IFTR 'Re-Routing Performance', Barcelona, Spain , 22-JUL-13 - 26-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) Memory and Trauma: The Body in Pain in Irish Culture,
M. Haughton (2013) Performing Absence, Exile and Renewal in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. [Conference Paper], Memory and Trauma: The Body in Pain in Irish Culture, UCD and Boston College , 13-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) 'Between Bodies/Bodies Between',
M.Haughton (2013) 'Performing Containment'. [Conference Paper], 'Between Bodies/Bodies Between', NUI Maynooth, Centre for Medical Humanities , 12-APR-13 - 13-APR-13. [Details]
(2012) 'The Future State of Ireland?',
M.Haughton (2012) 'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Ireland's 'Rule of Silence''. [Conference Paper], 'The Future State of Ireland?', Goldsmiths, University of London , 25-MAY-12 - 26-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012) ISTR 'Perform, or Else!',
M. Haughton (2012) 'Laundry: Silence, Grief and Loss'. [Conference Paper], ISTR 'Perform, or Else!', NUI Galway , 26-OCT-12 - 26-OCT-13. [Details]
(2011) ISTR 'Interfaces Between Irish and European Theatre',
M. Haughton (2011) 'The Space In-Between in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman and In Bruges'. [Conference Paper], ISTR 'Interfaces Between Irish and European Theatre', University of Pecs, Hungary , 13-APR-11 - 15-APR-11. [Details]
(2010) Death and Identity,
M. Haughton (2010) 'Performance as Confession in Marina Carr's Woman and Scarecrow'. [Conference Paper], Death and Identity, Humanities Institute, UCD , 24-SEP-10 - 25-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) ISTR The Theatrical Event,
M.Haughton (2010) 'The Performance of Power in Mark O'Rowe's Terminus'. [Conference Paper], ISTR The Theatrical Event, Trinity College Dublin , 22-APR-10 - 23-APR-10. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2018) Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions by Susan Cannon Harris.
Haughton, M (2018) Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions by Susan Cannon Harris. Book Review [Details]
(2019) Madness, Art and Society.
Haughton, M (2019) Madness, Art and Society. Book Review [Details]

Editorship of Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) Artistic Collaborations.
Fernandes, A; Haughton, M; Drumond, M (2018) Artistic Collaborations. Brazil: Editorship of Journals [Details]
(2014) 'Perform, or Else!' Irish Theatre International.
Miriam Haughton and Maria Kurdi (2014) 'Perform, or Else!' Irish Theatre International. Editorship of Journals [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2017) The Creativity Movement and Why You Should Try It.
McMillan, A; Haughton, M (2017) The Creativity Movement and Why You Should Try It. Media [Details]
(2018) Gender, Power, and Tipping Points.
Haughton, M (2018) Gender, Power, and Tipping Points. Media [DOI] [Details]
(2018) Marina Carr’s On Raftery’s Hill: The Challenge for Audiences.
Haughton, M (2018) Marina Carr’s On Raftery’s Hill: The Challenge for Audiences. Media [DOI] [Details]
(2019) Will Galway 2020 live up to its ambitious aspirations?.
Haughton, M (2019) Will Galway 2020 live up to its ambitious aspirations?. Media [Details]
(2020) Is it time for a daily arts report on the news, just like sports?.
Haughton, M (2020) Is it time for a daily arts report on the news, just like sports?. RTE Brainstorm: Media [Details]
(2020) Stage Door Interview.
Haughton, M; O'Grady, E (2020) Stage Door Interview. Media [Details]
(2015) Waking the Feminists: Here's to the Estrogen Rising.
Haughton, M. (2015) Waking the Feminists: Here's to the Estrogen Rising. Media [Details]

Note

  Year Publication
(2014) Programme Note 'Vardo' ANU Productions, Dublin Theatre Festival 2014.
Haughton, M (2014) Programme Note 'Vardo' ANU Productions, Dublin Theatre Festival 2014. Dublin: Note [Details]

Radio Presentation

  Year Publication
(2015) Gate Theatre Conference.
Crowley, S; Haughton, M (2015) Gate Theatre Conference. Radio Presentation [Details]
(2018) Ireland Now.
Haughton, M (2018) Ireland Now. RTE: Radio Presentation [Details]
(2019) Galway 2020.
Haughton, M (2019) Galway 2020. Radio Presentation [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Sanctuary', a Theatre of Witness Production.
Haughton, M (2013) 'Sanctuary', a Theatre of Witness Production. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2013) 'Ponies Don't Play Football' by Ponydance.
Haughton, M (2013) 'Ponies Don't Play Football' by Ponydance. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2013) 'Eclipsed' by Patricia Burke Brogan.
Haughton, M (2013) 'Eclipsed' by Patricia Burke Brogan. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2013) 'The Bridge Below the Town' by Pat McCabe.
Haughton, M (2013) 'The Bridge Below the Town' by Pat McCabe. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2013) 'Clear the Air' by Hugh Travers.
Haughton, M (2013) 'Clear the Air' by Hugh Travers. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2012) 'Delta Phase' by Radoslaw Paczocha.
Haughton, M (2012) 'Delta Phase' by Radoslaw Paczocha. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2012) 'Woman and Scarecrow' by Marina Carr.
Haughton, M (2012) 'Woman and Scarecrow' by Marina Carr. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2012) 'Love All' by CheeryWild in association with Ten42 Productions.
Haughton, M (2012) 'Love All' by CheeryWild in association with Ten42 Productions. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2011) 'Airswimming' by Charlotte Jones.
Haughton, M (2011) 'Airswimming' by Charlotte Jones. Dublin: Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2020 CASSCS Research Support Scheme CASSCS
2018 Research Grant for Returning Academic Carers Office of Vice President for Equality and Diversity
2018 CASSCS Research Support Scheme CASSCS
2020 Horizon 2020 Proposal Support Enterprise Ireland
2019 Government of Ireland Academic Mobility Scheme Government of Ireland
2019 CASSCS Research Support Scheme NUI Galway
2017 Research Incentivisation Scheme School of Humanities, NUI Galway
2017 Research Support Scheme College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
2016 Millennium Fund NUI Galway
2015 Humanities Research Incentivisation Scheme Humanities Research
2014 Awarded the 'Honourable Mention' in Modern Drama's Outstanding Article Award 2014 for 'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland's 'Rule of Silence' in Anu Productions' Laundry' Modern Drama
2013 International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Conference Award IFTR
2012 Notre Dame Keough-Naughton Irish Seminar Scholarship Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame University
2011 Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) Conference Award Irish Society for Theatre Research

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
National Women's Council of Ireland Supporting Member /
European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies Member /
Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Member /
The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures Member /
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Member /
Irish Society for Theatre Research Vice-President 01-MAR-19 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
CASSCS Internationalisation Committee Humanities Representative 03-SEP-18 /
Gender ARC Executive Committee Member 01-SEP-16 /
Postgraduate Directors Committee Drama Representative 01-SEP-17 /
Humanities Research Committee Deputy Chair 01-SEP-16 / 31-AUG-19

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
University of Ulster with Queen's University Belfast Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC creative knowledge exchange initiative 'Creative Exchange Northern Ireland' (CXNI) 05-AUG-13 / 18-JUL-14
English, NUI Galway Adjunct Lecturer in Drama 03-SEP-12 / 30-APR-13
University College Dublin Occasional Lecturer and Tutor in Drama and English 07-SEP-09 / 21-DEC-12
IHA Press Agency, Istanbul Headquarters, Turkey Sub-Editor for the International News Desk 02-JUL-07 / 31-JUL-08
Suzhou University, Jiangsu Province, China Lecturer in English and Media Studies 04-SEP-06 / 29-JUN-07

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2013 University College Dublin PhD Drama
2006 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Advanced Stage and Screen Practice (Directing)
2004 Queen's University Belfast Bachelor of Arts Drama, Cultural and Media Studies

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Research (e.g. Community based research) Tuam Oral History Project 01-JAN-19 / 01-JAN-23
Research (e.g. Community based research) 1916: Home: 2016 01-JAN-14 / 01-JAN-17
Research (e.g. Community based research) Feminist Storytelling Network 01-JAN-17 /
Research (e.g. Community based research) Mad, Bad and Dangerous: a celebration of 'difficult' women 01-JAN-20 / 01-AUG-21

Other Activities

  Description

Invited Speaker, ''Them the Breaks': #WakingTheFeminists and Staging the Easter/Estrogen Rising', Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, 27-28 April 2017, The Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil.

2019, Guest Lecture, ‘Irish Theatre in the 21st Century: Traumatic Histories, Feminist Interventions’, Fluminese Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2019, Guest Lecture, ‘Gender and Trauma in Contemporary Irish Theatre’, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

2018, Invited Speaker: ‘Personal Narratives’, Miriam Haughton in conversation with Emilie Pine, Dublin Castle, hosted by the Women’s History Association of Ireland and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

2019, Invited Speaker: ‘Incubate Propagate’, funded by the AHRC, Glasgow University.

2019, Invited Speaker: ‘Performing The Extraordinary Everyday Experience’, School of English, Trinity College Dublin.

2019, Keynote: ‘Where History, Literature and Theatre Meet’, IV Jornada do Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses da UFSC, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil.

2019, Invited Speaker: ‘Beyond These Rooms: the Intersection between Art and History’ co-hosted by ANU and Coiscéim, TATE Liverpool, England.

2019, Invited Speaker: ‘Theatre, Commemoration and Nostalgia’, University of Nottingham, England.

Invited Speaker, 'Stages of Inclusion', TaPRA Executive Curated Panel, 31 August 2017, University of Salford, England

Sligo IT Invited Speaker, 15 March 2016 'Mna na h Eireann 1916-2016: Gender Representation and Politics On Stage and Off' http://oceanfm.ie/it-sligo-announces-details-of-1916-commemoration-day/

Invited Speaker ‘Homelessness at Home: Ghosting the Post-Celtic Tiger Stage in Ireland’ at Performing Space: A Symposium on Theatre Design’ at Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with the Dublin Theatre Festival, 9 October 2014

Invited Speaker ‘Moments of Communion’, ANU ‘Monto Cycle’ Symposium at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2014, 7 October 2014

Teaching Interests



My specialisms include twenty and twenty-first century theatre and performance, feminist performance, theatre and politics, production ecologies and behind the scenes, theatre and space, trauma and memory studies, and the creative and cultural industries.

My classes are research-led with theory imbricated with practice and vice versa.

I currently teach across the following lecture courses, seminars, and performance workshops: 

EN388 Modern Irish Literature, EN124 Critical Perspectives, EN385 Contemporary Drama, DT2106 Irish Theatre, DT1105 Stagecrafts 1, DT2104 Contemporary Theatre, TP311 Performance in Theory and Practice, DT6119 Directing, DT6101 Irish Drama from Beckett to the Present, DT4102 Performance Studies, DT4103 Theatre: Space and Place  

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2015 Emily Bohannon Y
2015 Eamonn O'Donoghue Y
2015 Sara Komorowski Y
2015 Marcus Wynne Y
2016 Dylan McCormack Y
2016 Blathnaid O'Dea Y
2020 Sarah Hoover Y
2017 Daniel McNamara Y
2017 Cillian Hegarty Y
2017 Sarah O'Shaughnessy Y
2019 Niamh Toolan Y
2019 Charlotte Gallagher Y
2020 Ciara L. Murphy Y
2016 Michael Irwin Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Agata Lagiewka Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Co-supervisor (1)
Maria Tivnan Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
COST Action
CA16211 "Reappraising Intellectual Debates on Civic Rights and Democracy in Europe"