Aphra Kerr#


Aphra Kerr
Membership Number:5356
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND
Section:FILM, MEDIA & VISUAL STUDIES
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0001-5445-7805
Twitter:@aphrak
Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-aphra-kerr
Homepage: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/sociology/our-people/aphra-kerr#4



Present and Previous Positions
  • 01/10/2020 Professor, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland. [Permanent/Tenured]
  • 01/12/2019 - present Academic collaborator Science Foundation Ireland ADAPT Research Centre for Digital Media Technology, multi-institutional centre involving 8 higher education institutions in Ireland
  • 01.02. - 31.05.2019 Visiting Digital Research Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2012 - 30/09/20 Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland. [Permanent/Tenured]
  • Since 05/2018 Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Information, Communication and Entertainment Research Institute, Technological University of Dublin, Ireland. [honorary for 4 years]
  • 01 - 05/2011 Visiting Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
  • 09/2005 - 2012 Lecturer, Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland[Permanent/Tenured]
  • 09/2004 - 09/2005 Research Fellow, Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
  • 10/2003 - 04/2004 Research Fellow, Centre for Society, Technology and Media, School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • 10/2001 - 10/2003 Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Society, Technology and Media, School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • 02/2000 - 10/2001 Research Fellow, Centre for Society, Technology and Media, School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • 02/1998 - 05/2001 Lecturer (part time), School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Lecturer (part time) School of Journalism, Newman College, Dublin, Ireland. Sept ‘93- May ’94

Fields of Scholarship
  • Games studies
  • Information and Digital economy
  • Cultural production in the data age
  • Diversity in media work
  • Technology governance and policy

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 IASH-SSPS Digital Research Fellowship, University of Edinburgh
  • 2016 DiGRA Distinguished Scholar, Digital Games Research Association
  • 2011 Teaching and Learning Innovation Project Award: Teaching Research Ethics, Maynooth University
  • 2011 Annenberg Visiting Scholar in Culture & Communication - Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2001 Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship, Irish Research Council (Postdoctorate funding)
  • 1995 European PhD research fellowship, United Nations University Institute for New Technologies (UNU/INTECH), Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • 1993 Irish American Partnership Postgraduate Fellowship - Irish American Partnership Scholar Programme (MA funding)

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