Dr. Páraic Kerrigan (UCD)
The School of Film, Music and Theatre, Department of Film & Screen Media
Tuesday 18 February 2020, 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon
Film & Screen Media Auditorium, Kane Building B10B (Basement)
This presentation traces the turbulent history and dynamics of queer visibility in the Irish media to explore the processes by which a regionally based media system shaped queer identities within a highly conservative and religious population.
Dr Páraic Kerrigan is a Teaching Fellow with the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin. His research pertains to the dynamics of diversity in the media industry and its production cultures, specifically centred around Ireland’s LGBT community. This research forms the foundation for his first book, Queer Visibility, Media Industries and Production Cultures: An Irish Case Study (Routledge 2020). He has also published a number of articles on media work and workers in the creative industry, Information Science and metadata and has written about how social media technologies have responded to contemporary identity politics. He has also been recently awarded a Broadcasting Authority of Ireland research grant, titled “Auditing for Diversity in Irish Screen Production” with Dr. Anne O’Brien and Dr. Susan Liddy.