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 am a graduate of University College Cork, University College Dublin, and Cork Institute of Technology. Prior to joining UCC, I held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and Pennsylvania State University. I have also taught in adjunct capacities at Cork Institute of Technology and Washington State University Vancouver, and have held visiting fellowships at NOVA University Lisbon and Trinity College Dublin.
I am currently Lead Researcher on CASCADE, a HORIZON Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MCSA) Doctoral Network, as well as Principal Investigator for C21 Editions: Editing & Publishing in the Digital Age, jointly funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the UK-based Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
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.
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).