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How the Light Gets In: Notes on the Female Gaze and Selfie Culture for MAI Journal.

Notes on weaponised silence and how it works.

Chatted to VICE’s Guide to Right Now about the garment workers behind International Women’s Day.

On canvassing for repeal in rural Ireland.

Theresa Malkiel helped found International Women’s Day. I wrote about her life for Broadly.

Countess Markievicz was is a revolutionary icon and the first female MP ever elected; I wrote about her for The Pool.

Meet La Befana, Italy’s Christmas Witch (for Broadly).

Taking selfies seriously for the brilliant Women Are Boring.

How women are leading the podcast craze.

The birth of the iconic feminist magazine Spare Rib for Broadly.

On the continuing urgency of Patricia Burke Brogan’s play Eclipsed.

My research recently featured in Refinery 29’s excellent podcast series “Strong Opinions, Loosely Hell”. The episode is titled “No Shame in a Selfie” and you can listen to it here. If you can, check out the series in its entirety. It’s great.

Exploring the legacy of the Ravensbruck concentration camp for women in Broadly.

The women of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell) for Broadly.

On Irish and Polish women’s abortion rights solidarity for Vice.

I’ve a piece in the current edition of Irish Country Magazine on the pressures of Instagram beauty culture.

As ever, I had a lot of fun on TV3’s Midday panel. Watch here.

Had a really fun chat with WLR FM about selfie research. You can hear it here.

In June, I spoke to Dave Fanning on RTÉ Radio One about our fascination with the selfie and its place in contemporary culture. Listen here.

In April, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Barbara Scully on her radio show The Hen House. We chatted about everything from feminist heroes to growing up. Listen back here.

Bright Club gives academics the chance to talk about their research whilst being funny – the dream! I took part earlier this year. While it was terrifying, it was also fun and a super way to learn from other interesting people. You can watch my set here.