I am a graduate of University College Dublin and NUI Galway. My research is on such areas as contemporary Irish drama, Shakespeare and Ireland, theatre and social media, and globalization and performance. Publications include _Theatre and Globalization_ (Winner of the 2008 Theatre Book Prize) and _The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh_ (2012). I am director of the Irish Theatrical Diaspora Project, an Executive member of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, and a Board Member of Baboro International Arts Festival for Children.
I am currently supervising PhDs on Enda Walsh, the Amateur Drama Movement in Ireland, Shakespeare and Irish theatre, JM Synge and Zora Neale Hurston, the Gate Theatre, and space in Synge, Beckett and Friel.
I am the academic editor of Abbey Theatre Archive Digitization Project (editor of major digitization project involving scripts, designs, video, audio, etc: over 1 million documents and estimated at 70 TB of data).