lecturer in photography and studio arts working in Ireland.. 15 years experience in University, Community Arts, Secondary Schools and non profit arts sector. Founder & Director of the LGBTIQ photography Gallery, Dublin. Former Curator for the Smithsonian institute, Colombia SC. San Diego Museum of Art installation Worker. Santiago, Ca. Undergraduate Degree: University of South Carolina. 1999. MA PhD politics of censorship and representation, University College Dublin 2001, 2008.
- Founder. Women's Community Outreach Program, UCD.Creating a creative platform so that disadvantaged women's voices could be documented and heard in the community. We build Ireland's first outreach program in women studies creating a pathway to education by bringing lecturers into disenfranchised communities to teach film, art, sexuality's in local kitchens and community centers.
- Creative pathways in education.Using art, film, video, music and photography as creative pedagogical tools to support, enable and empower young people to access third level educational opportunities. I designed the young people's engagement program and won the creative educational award for the virtual community colllege.
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first ever LGBTI specific photographic and archive gallery. Founder and Director.
Lecturer in Photography, film, art history.
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- Visual Arts
- Art Direction
PHD Censorship the Politics of Representation
Completed both my MA and my PhD at UCD. Focusing on the history of censorship in the arts.
BA Photography Studio Art
undergraduate double major, magna cum laude graduate.
Positive Visibility AwardPositive Visibility Award. for Irish LGBTIQ photographic Archives.
Breakthrough work in LGBT media IrelandI founded the National LGBTIQ photography Archive in Dublin. I was recognised with an outstanding commitment to equality and social justice award in the annual GALA. (Gay & Lesbian Award Ceremony in Ireland. I have run the gallery on a voluntary PT basis since 2009.