I am an anthropologist (digital+linguistic) with extensive experience in applying critical social science perspectives to the study of digital politics and media. I work as a Digital Anthropologist at L’Atelier BNP Paribas, where I design and direct research on the social and cultural implications of emerging technologies. In the broadest sense, I am interested in exploring the impact of digital communication technologies on patterns of human sociality, especially political action and identification, but my doctoral research focused in particular on new forms of digitally mediated partisanship.
I enrolled on LSE’s MPhil/PhD in Media and Communications in 2013, where I prepared my dissertation under the supervision of Dr Nick Anstead and Prof Nick Couldry. I successfully defended my thesis in August 2020. My PhD research explored the role of online partisan media in contemporary American politics and was funded by an NUI Travelling Studentship in Media and Communications, awarded in 2014. Read more about my PhD project, Voices of Outrage. View my PhD Researcher profile on the LSE Department of Media and Communications website here.
Prior to joining LSE, I lectured in the Department of Anthropology at Maynooth University, Ireland, where I delivered lecture series in digital anthropology, political media, and globalisation. My treatment of these topics highlighted the central role of transformative practices of meaning-making in the emergence of new forms of digital culture. Read more about my teaching experience here.
I received a First Class Honours European Joint Masters in Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes CREOLE in 2009, based at Stockholms universitet, L’Université Lumière Lyon 2, and Maynooth University, where I was supervised by Dr Steve Coleman. I received a Joint First Class Honours BA International in French and Anthropology from Maynooth University in 2007, having completed an Erasmus exchange at L’Université de Toulouse II – Le Mirail.
Awards & Funding
NUI Travelling Studentship in Media and Communications, 2014
LSE Department of Media and Communications Postgraduate Research Studentship, 2014
Bourse mobilité internationale Rhône-Alpes (MIRA), 2008
Prix Lombard, Maynooth University, 2007
Conrad Arensberg Prize in Anthropology, Maynooth University, 2007
MeCCSA PGN Conference 2017 organising committee, 2016-17
LSE Media and Communications PhD Symposium organising committee, 2015
Event Administrator, Rethinking the Mediatization of Politics, 2014
News & Events Editor, Paranthropology, 2012
Honorary President, Maynooth University Anthropology Society, 2012
Postgraduate Representative, Editorial Advisory Board, Irish Journal of Anthropology, 2011-13
EASA Biennial Conference 2010 local organising committee, 2010