- Social Reproduction Theory and Materialist Feminism
- World literature
- Postcolonial Studies
- Transnational Feminism
- Contemporary literature (area expertise in South Africa and Ireland)
- Popular literature and cultural studies
- Co-Founder of the World Literature Network
- Lecturer in English Literature, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
- Lecturer in English Literature, University of Lincoln, UK
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Warwick, UK
- Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick, UK.
- PhD in English and Comparative Literature, University of Warwick, UK
- MA in English (Narrative & Modernity), Maynooth University, Ireland
- BA (Hons.) in English and Anthropology, Maynooth University, Ireland
‘The Gendering of Irish and Caribbean Food/Land Crises in Children’s Novels by Marita Conlon-McKenna and James Berry’ with K. Houlden, in Irish University Review (Special Issue: Food, Energy, and Climate: Ireland in the World-Ecology, Guest Editors: S. Deckard and L. Collins) 49.1 (2019), 36-53.
‘Feminist Politics and Semiperipheral Poetics: Eavan Boland and Aislinn Hunter’, in Atlantic Studies: Global Currents (Special Issue: The World-Literary system and the Atlantic, Guest Editors: S. Gunne and N. Lazarus) 16.1 (2019), .
‘Prison and Political Struggle Nadine Gordimer’s Burger’s Daughter’, in Journal of Southern African Studies (Special Issue: Nadine Gordimer) 42.6 (2016), 1059–1076.
‘“Something Terrible Happened”: Spectacles of Gendered Violence and Nadine Gordimer’s The House Gun’, in B. Martín Lucas and A. Ruthven (eds). Narratives of Difference in Globalized Cultures: Reading Transnational Cultural Commodities. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. ISBN: 9783319621326.
‘World-Literature, World-Systems and Irish Chick Lit’, in J. Habjan and F. Imlinger (eds). Globalizing Literary Genres: Literature, History, Modernity. New York/ London: Routledge. 2016. ISBN: 9781138898325. pp. 241–253.
Space, Place and Gendered Violence in South African Writing. New York/Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. ISBN: 9781137453426.
‘Breaking the Bonds of Domination: Embodied Heroines, Rape Culture and Possibilities of Resistance in Short Stories by Isabel Allende and Rosario Castellanos’ with Z.B. Thompson, in Contemporary Women’s Writing 7.3 (2013), 272–290.
‘Contemporary Caitlín: Gender and Society in Celtic Tiger Popular Fiction’, in Études Irlandaiser (Special Issue: Feminist and Women’s Issues in Contemporary Irish Society, Guest Editors Fiona McCann and Nathalie Sebbane) 37.2 (2012), 143–158.
‘Questioning Truth and Reconciliation: Writing rape in Achmat Dangor’s Bitter Fruit and Kagiso Lesego Molope’s Dancing in the Dust’ in S. Gunne and Z.B. Thomposn (eds). Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. New York/ London: Routledge. 2010. ISBN: 9780415806084. pp. 164–180.
‘Feminism without Borders: The potentials and pitfalls of re-theorizing rape’ with Z.B. Thompson, in S. Gunne and Z.B. Thompson (eds). Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. New York/ London: Routledge. 2010. ISBN: 9780415806084. pp. 1–20.