I conduct empirical research on literature and culture; read digital fiction and literary games; and explore the changing nature of culture and cultural production in the digital age. I am Senior Lecturer at the Department of Digital Humanities, School of English & Digital Humanities, University College Cork (UCC). I serve on the Research & Innovation Committee for UCC's College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences (CACSSS), where I am also a member of the inaugural board of the Future Humanities Institute (FHI), for which I convene the cluster on Digital Cultures, New Media, & Cultural Analytics.
I have held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and Pennsylvania State University, have taught in adjunct capacities at Cork Institute of Technology and Washington State University Vancouver, and have been a visiting fellow at NOVA University Lisbon and Trinity College Dublin.
I am the author of Towards a Digital Poetics (Palgrave Macmillan 2019) and the editor of The Bloomsbury Handbook to the Digital Humanities (Bloomsbury 2023), Technology in Irish Literature & Culture (Cambridge University Press 2023), Digital Art in Ireland: New Media & Irish Artistic Practice (Anthem Press 2021), Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, & Practices (Bloomsbury 2021), and Reading Modernism with Machines (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). My research has appeared in a number of international peer-reviewed publications, including Poetics, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Humanities Quarterly, the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, and Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique.
I am the Irish Principal Investigator for C21 Editions: Editing & Publishing in the Digital Age, a three-year international collaboration funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the UK-based Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
As a creative writer, I have been published in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including The Stinging Fly, The SHOp, Cyphers, and Southword. I am the author of several collections of poetry, including Courting Katie (Salmon Poetry 2017). I contribute regular articles and features to a variety of periodicals, and have published in The Guardian, The Irish Times, and the LA Review of Books.
I serve on the board of Sample-Studios, Cork's largest artist-led studio group, which nurtures a creative environment and provides shared, affordable facilities for arts practitioners from a variety of disciplines. I am a member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), the Modern Language Association (MLA), and the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT).