The following is a selection of my publications, conferences, public speaking, and other service, which hopefully demonstrates the range of my research and interests.My full CV is available on request.
Forthcoming: “An Edition and Translation of Betha Farannáin,” Analecta Hibernica 54 (2024)
Forthcoming: “Sanctus ex machina: Colum Cille in the Lives of Other Saints,” in Sofia Evemalm-Graham (ed.) Ì Chaluim Chille: Interdisciplinary Studies on Iona and Columba on the 1500th anniversary of the birth the saint.
Forthcoming: “Cultural and Political Identity in the Hagiography of Gaelic Ireland,” in Simon Egan (ed.), Beyond the Pale and Highland Line: New Narratives in Archipelagic History 1300-1610
“The Cult of Kolumkilli in Medieval Scandinavia,” Studia Celtica Fennica XVIII (2022): 41-52. Available here.
“‘I am the lion destroying cattle, I am the bear for courage’: An Examination of Betha Naile,” Quaestio insularis: selected proceedings of the Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic 21 (2020): 48-62. Available here.
Review of Adomnan’s Lex Innocentium and the Laws of War by James A. Houlihan, North American Journal of Celtic Studies 5, no. 1 (2021): 128-30. Available here.
Review of History and Identity in Early Medieval Wales by Rebecca Thomas, North American Journal of Celtic Studies 7, no. 1 (2023): 160-162. Available here.
Three Saints’ Lives from the Northwest of Ireland: A Study from within the Context of the Columban Tradition, Ulster University (2023) – Available Here
“Examining the Construction of Memory and Identity in the Hagiography of Gaelic Ireland Through Betha Náile.” Rethinking Religious Otherness: Constructing Genealogy and Memories between Aggression and Resilience in the Early Modern Period, 30 November-2 December 2023. Goethe University.
“Two Baoithíns Are Better Than One: A Discussion of Vita Sancti Baithini.” 10th Australian Conference of Celtic Studies. 25-27 September 2023. The University of Sydney. (online)
“An Examination of Cáin Éinde Árann.” XVIIIth International Congress of Celtic Studies. 24-28 July 2023. Utrecht University. Utrecht, Netherlands.
“Voyaging Saints from Ireland to Scandinavia: Columba and Brendan the Navigator.” Leeds International Medieval Congress. Session 1129: Borderless Sainthood in Medieval Nordic Hagiography II: Sources. 6 July 2022. University of Leeds. Leeds, England.
“An peist ba gránna coluinn: Hagiographical Legends of the Loch Ness Monster.” 35th Irish Conference of Medievalists. 30 June-2 July 2022. Queen’s University Belfast. Belfast, N. Ireland.
“The Redemption of Eithne Úathach.” Medieval and Early Modern Student Association Seminar Series (MEMSA). 23 May 2022. Durham University. Durham, England.
“Sanctus ex machina: Colum Cille in the Lives of Other Saints.” Ì Chaluim Chille: Columba and Iona: An Interdisciplinary Conference. 9-11 December 2021. University of Glasgow. (online)
“Attacked by Demons and Stung By Bees, Baithéne’s Saintly Afterlife.” 34th Irish Conference of Medievalists. 24-26th June 2021. Queen’s University Belfast. (online)
“What a Medieval Muddle!” – The Re-adaption of Motifs in Later Irish Hagiography.” American Conference for Irish Studies. 2-5 June 2021. Ulster University. (online)
“Kollumkilli or Kolbjørn? The Norse Cult to Columba in Medieval Scandinavia.” Learning and Scholarship in Medieval Northwestern Europe. 15-16 April 2021. Ulster University (online)
“Whose Life is it Anyway? – Some Thoughts on Betha Farannáin.” Annual Celtic Studies Association of North America (Virtual) Meeting. 8-11 April 2021. Virginia Tech (online)
“Colm Cille and Cultural Identity in the Hagiography of Gaelic Ireland.” Beyond the Pale and Highland Line: New Narratives in Archipelagic History 1300-1610, 13-14 July 2020. University of Glasgow (online)
“I am a lion destroying cattle, I am a bear for courage: An Examination of Betha Naile.” Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, 8 February 2020, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, England.
“Bhí se an-fhurast fearg a chur air: Colm Cille’s Short Temper in Irish and Gaelic Folklore.” XVII International Congress of Celtic Studies, 22-26 July 2019. Bangor University. Bangor, Wales.
“In Colm Cille’s Footsteps: Following Lesser Known Irish Saints from Donegal to Iona.” 32nd Irish Conference of Medievalists, 28-30 June 2018. University College Cork. Cork, Ireland.
“Becoming Christ, Tormenting Saints: Cú Chulainn and Arthur in a Christian Context.” Ulidia VI/Fíanaigecht III, 13-17 June 2018. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
“Adomnán ó doforfoirfí, a mná!: An Analysis and Contextualization of Some Legal Clauses in Cáin Adomnáin.” 40th UC Celtic Studies Conference/Annual Celtic Studies Association of North America Meeting, 8-11 March, 2018. UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
“St. Adomnán, Iona, and the Political Nature of Cáin Adomnáin.” 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, 11-14 May 2017. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
“Aspects of Irish Hagiography in Cáin Adomnáin.” Celtic Studies Association of North America Annual Meeting, 27-30 April 2017. Vancouver Welsh Society, Vancouver, British Columbia.
“Judgment and Misjudgment: The Ulster Cycle and its Role in Early Irish Legal Narrative.” Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 9-11 October 2015. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Social Media, 17th International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica, 12-14 May 2022, Uppsala University.
Learning and Scholarship in Medieval Northwestern Europe, 15-16 April 2021, Online via Zoom. With Dubhán Ó Longáin and Dr Maxim Fomin. Ulster University (Magee).
Volunteer, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, April 6–8 2017, University of Toronto.
Administration, Graduate Student Workshop on Medieval Manuscripts, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, April 5–6, 9, 2017, University of Toronto.
Translator for Léamh – Learn Early Modern Irish.