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Anna is a Marie-Curie Fellow in the Department of English. To date, she has published in the field of Irish Studies, with a particular specialism in women’s writing, cultural and literary history, as well as on the relationship between literature and environmental history. Her Horizon 2020-funded project investigates a rich archive of Romantic-era travel writing on Ireland and Scotland’s Atlantic coasts.

Before joining the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at Edinburgh, Anna held research fellowships at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU in Munich (2018-2020), at Edinburgh's Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (2018), and in the School of English at University College Cork (IRC, 2014-2016) to work on her first monograph. That research examines literary narratives of Ireland’s arboreal environment from the sixteenth- to the twentieth centuries (forthcoming with Liverpool University Press).

Anna’s doctorate (2013, University of Liverpool) focused on the reception history of Irish dramatist Lady Augusta Gregory. She published her doctoral research in a series of articles and book chapters that consider Gregory’s diverse audiences, both at home and abroad, as well as in print and on stage.



Anna has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of Irish writing from the eighteenth- to the twentieth centuries, women’s studies, and Victorian literature at the University of Liverpool, Leeds Beckett University, University College Cork, and the University of Edinburgh. She has organised a range of skills workshops for postgraduates and early career scholars, with a particular focus on academic writing.

Education/Academic qualification

Cultural Studies, Bachelor of Arts, European University Viadrina

Irish Studies, Master of Arts, University of Liverpool

Irish Studies / Literature, Doctor in Philosophy, University of Liverpool

External positions

Affiliated Researcher at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society, Ludwig-Maximillian Universitait Munchen


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