Education and Lifelong Learning
I completed my PhD at University College Cork in 2018. My doctoral research focused on representations of trauma in contemporary Argentine cinema and was funded by the Irish Research Council and the Dept. Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC. I hold a BA (Hons) in Spanish and English from University College Dublin, a HDip (Arts) in Hispanic Studies, an MRes in Hispanic Studies and a PhD in Latin American Studies from University College Cork.
2019-2020: Assistant Lecturer in Spanish, Waterford Institute of Technology
2013-2018: Assistant Lecturer in Spanish (Part Time) / Spanish Language Teacher / Study Skills Tutor, University College Cork
2012-2015: Spanish Language Teacher, Adult Education (Part Time), Colaiste Cathail Naofa, Dungarvan
2008-2009: Learning Support and EFL Teacher, St Augustine's College, Dungarvan
2005-2008: Advertising and Marketing Executive, Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds, Dungarvan
2002-2005: Editorial Assistant, Agora Ireland, Waterford
2001-2002: Editorial Assistant, Cara Magazine, Smurfit Communications, Dublin
"Screaming into the Abyss: Trauma and Witnessing in Albertina Carri's Los rubios and La rabia".
In Vohnsen, Myrna and Daniel Mourenza, eds. Contemporary Argentine Women Filmmakers.
Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022 (Forthcoming).
“Towards an Understanding of Trauma in Light of Edith Stein’s Philosophy”. In Klueting, Harm and
Edeltraud Klueting, eds. Edith Stein's Itinerary: Phenomenology, Christian Philosophy and
Carmelite Spirituality. Munster, Germany: Aschendorff Verlag, 2020.
“Flesh and Blood in the Globalized Age: Pablo Trapero’s Nacido y criado and Carancho”. In
Hodgin, Nick and Amit Thakkar, eds. Scars and Wounds: Film and Legacies of Trauma. Cham,
Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
“Motherhood in Crisis in Lucrecia Martel’s Salta Trilogy”. Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen
Media 10 (Winter 2015-16). Web.
“Towards an Understanding of Trauma in Light of Edith Stein’s Philosophy”. International
Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein (IASPES) Conference, University of
Cologne, 15-17 August, 2019
“Understanding Trauma in Light of Edith Stein’s Phenomenology”. Philosophy of Edith Stein
Reading Group Public Lecture, Edith Stein Room, St. Teresa’s Priory, Clarendon Street, Dublin 2,
11 August, 2019
“Trauma and Witnessing in Albertina Carri’s Los rubios and La rabia”. Symposium on Visual
Culture in Argentina, NUI Maynooth, 23 April, 2019
“Trauma and Violence in New Argentine Cinema: Towards a Reimagining of Community”. Cine
Americano Conference, NUI Maynooth, 8-9 November, 2016
“Trauma in New Argentine Cinema: Towards a Biopolitical Perspective”. Spanish, Portuguese and
Latin American Studies Departmental Research Seminar, UCC, 11 March, 2016
“Trauma and the Moral Subject in the Globalized Age: Pablo Trapero’s Nacido y criado and
Carancho”. College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Postgraduate Research
Conference, UCC, 5 December 2014
“Motherhood in Crisis in Lucrecia Martel’s Salta Trilogy”. XV WiSPS Annual Conference: Echo
Chambers, Gender Reverberations, UCC, 7-8 November, 2014
“Representations of Violence in Recent Argentine Cinema: La mujer sin cabeza (2008) by
Lucrecia Martel”. New Directions in the Performance of Violence and Trauma in the Hispanic
World Symposium, UCC, 8 May 2014
Brehony, Margaret and Nuala Finnegan, eds. Ireland & Cuba: Entangled Histories. Havana: Ediciones Bolaño, 2020 [Spanish to English translation]