I completed a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art at Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 2000. From 2002-2007, I worked as a Corporate Language Tutor (gaining certification at Vaughan Systems, Madrid), teaching at Microsoft Iberia and Hewlett-Packard Iberia in Madrid. During this time I engaged in independent art historical research, focusing on the war art of Francisco de Goya and Pablo Picasso in the Museo del Prado and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. I returned to Ireland in 2007, gaining a Higher Diploma in Education (Art and Design Teaching) in 2009 and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History in 2010. From 2012-2017 I completed my doctoral research, with a thesis entitled ‘The Memorialisation of World War I in the Work of Otto Dix, 1914-1933’.
Since 2009, I have taught art history to undergraduate and adult learners at University College Cork, in a range of topics in Western art and architecture from Classical Greece to twentieth century modernism. During the academic year 2018-2019, I will give a series of lectures to the MA students of the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb.
My current research focuses on the art of Otto Dix, the impact of war on visual culture during the first half of the 20th century, German visual culture between the world wars and representations of masculinity in war. I have a particular interest in the relationship between politics, society and the work of art in relation to memorialisation/memoriography.
I regularly present my work at public events, academic conferences and seminars and am currently writing a book on Otto Dix’s war art.
I am a member of the German Studies Association, the Association of Art Historians (UK) and the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT).
I am interested in collaborating on projects relating to my research interests outlined above.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7394-309