I have a number of ongoing research interests, but my primary focus lies in digital culture and modernity, computational criticism, digital poetics, electronic literature, literary and online games, and science fiction. As the Founding Editor for New Binary Press and Digital Literary Studies, I also have an interest in publishing, both critical and creative.
A native of Cork city, Ireland, my third-level education began at Cork Institute of Technology, where I studied information technology. Having completed an M.Sc. by Research, I went on to study English literature at University College Cork. I also hold an M.A. in Modernity, Literature and Culture from University College Dublin.
In 2016, I joined the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield, having previously held the position of Digital Humanities Research Designer at Pennsylvania State University.
I am very active within the Digital Arts & Humanities community. In 2014, I was shortlisted for the Fortier Prize for Digital Humanities research. Among several other appointments, I am the current Chair of the DHSI Colloquium at the University of Victoria, a member of the Association for Computers and the Humanities’ Standing Committee on Affiliates, a Communications Fellow of the European Association for Digital Humanities, and an appointed member of the ADHO’s Global Outlook::Digital Humanities Executive.
As a creative writer, I have been published in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including The SHOp, Southword, and Revival Literary Journal. I have previously received a High Commendation in both the Munster Literature Centre’s Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition and Charles Macklin Poetry Prize, and have been honoured to be a guest reader at numerous venues and events, both national and international, including Ó Bhéal, the Cork Spring Poetry Festival, the Irish Writers’ Centre, and the CFHSS Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. I am the author of two collections of poetry, Groundwork (Alba, 2014) and Kneeling on the Redwood Floor (Lapwing, 2011).