Faculty

Dr. Zélie Asava
Dr. John Cashel
Stephen Rigney
Dr. Ciaran Wallace


Dr. Zélie Asava

Irish Cinematic Culture

Dr. Zélie Asava is Joint-Programme Director of the BA in Video and Film at Dundalk Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses on film and media theory. She also lectures at University College, Dublin from where she holds a PhD. Her monograph is entitled The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Irish Identities on Film and TV (Peter Lang, 2013). She has published essays in a wide range of journal and essay collections, including: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014) and Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies (Oxford University Press, 2013).


Dr. John Cashel

Entrepreneurship in Practice

Dr. Cashel, a graduate mechanical engineer, holds an MBA and a PhD in corporate entrepreneurship from University College, Dublin. He has 20 years senior level experience of developing new ventures in multinationals and has successfully spun-out several new ventures from universities. He lectures in new venture, produce and technology development at University College, Dublin’s Postgraduate School of Business. He also mentors multinationals in organisational and new product development; and, under an EU contract, supports entrepreneurs to develop new business concepts.


Stephen Rigney

Ireland in the World

Originally from Dublin, Stephen Rigney's education and career has taken him all over the world to earn a B.A. in Chinese Literature and Language from Portland State University, an M.A. in International Studies from University of Limerick and to work on a variety of development related projects in China, Ethiopia and India. He now works for the Houses of the Oireachtas (Ireland's Parliament) and is carrying out PhD research with the Department of Geography in NUI Maynooth.


Dr. Ciaran Wallace

Dublin: A Real and Imagined Capital

Dr. Wallace completed his doctorate, on Dublin politics before 1916, at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests and teaching includes cities, society, Ireland and Britain – and political cartoons. He has written on Unionism in Dublin, public memorials, Dublin’s first Labour Lord Mayor and state sponsored cultural and artistic projects. Dr Wallace is a coordinator of the City of Dublin Research Group.