I earned my PhD from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2010 before working as a postdoctoral researcher on the AHRC funded Staging Beckett project at the University of Reading. I spent a semester in 2014 as a visiting scholar in Irish Studies at Fordham University, New York.
My doctoral research focused on the act of touch in Beckett’s drama and since then the issue of how we might trace the ‘haptic’ residue of performance through the archive has been central to my work. My most recent research has been concerned with tracing performance histories, specifically analysing Beckett’s place within the theatre cultures of the island of Ireland.
My teaching interests reflect an interest in theatre and performance from the late nineteenth century to twentieth and contemporary performance, including Beckett, experimental and avant-garde work, feminist theatre and histories, and queer performance.