I was a research and teaching assistant at the Universities of Freiburg and Strasbourg, and an Arts Faculty Research Fellow in University College, Dublin, before coming to Queen’s as a Lecturer in 2007. My areas of research include Cultural Studies, Popular Cultures, Social Theory, and Film.
I have a special interest in European Crime Fiction and in Film noir. I am a member of the Atlantic Alliance Research Group on European Crime Fiction, the European Network Europolar, the Leeds University based Popular Cultures Research Network and the Queen’s War and Memory Forum.
I studied Law, Political Science and Modern French Literature in Tours, Strasbourg, Passau and Freiburg, and wrote my PhD at Trinity College, Dublin, on the artistic trajectory and careers in theatre, film and popular literature of Frédéric Dard aka San-Antonio, 1960’s France best seller, sociological phenomenon and linguistic experimenter.