Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University (National University of Ireland), County Kildare, Ireland.


  • B.A. (English Literature), Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham University, 2004

  • M.S. (Public Relations), College of Communication, Boston University, 2009

  • M.A. (Digital Humanities), An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, 2015

  • PhD (Digital Media), Media Studies, Maynooth University, 2019


  • ‘Deconstructing Austen Cybertexts: How Pride and Prejudice became The Lizzie Bennet Diaries‘ – published in NPPSH Reflections, Volume 1 (2017). Available here.

  • ‘Replies, Retweets, and Reblogs: Modes of Participation in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries‘ – published in Paradoxa, Volume 29 (2018). Available here.

  • ‘Telling the story of Pride & Prejudice on social media,’ RTE Brainstorm, June 2019. Available here.

  • Under review: ‘”Lizzie’s Story Felt Like Home”: Narrative Intimacy in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Fandom,’ Journal of Fandom Studies



  • Electronic Literature Organisation (ELO)

  • European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH)

  • Fan Studies Network

  • Digital Arts and Humanities Research Cluster, Maynooth University

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