Dr. Díóg O’Connell

Lecturer, IADT

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Dr. Díóg O’Connell lectures in IADT in Film & Media Studies specialising in Irish Cinema, Television Drama and Scriptwriting and is Programme Chair of the BA (Hons) in New Media Studies. She is the author of New Irish Storytellers: Narrative Strategies in Film (Intellect, 2010) and co-editor of Documentary in a Changing State (Cork University Press, 2012). She has written extensively on Irish Film and Media for academic books, journals and magazines and has presented her research at academic conferences in Ireland, Europe and America. She co-wrote the Irish entry on the history of Irish female screenwriters for Women Screenwriters: an International Guide (ed.) Jill Nelmes and Jule Selbo (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Her current research explores pedagogy, storytelling and the short film narrative.
Díóg has worked in film and television drama production, and as part of the Writers’ Team for Irish television drama productions. Currently, she is a member of the Screenwriting Research Network and an Irish representative on the international research group – European Imaginaries. She is also a contributor to Story Lab, Film EU.
As one of the IADT Academic Leads in the Creative Futures Academy, Díóg is contributing to Student Mobility, Online Learning and Content Creation.