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Anna is based in the School of Media at Maynooth University. She is available to supervise research on intersectionality in Ireland, masculinity in contemporary culture, disability, religion, GLTBQI+ youth cultures, and diversity in the creative industries.


Anna co-ordinates the third year capstone subject in the Cultural Studies 'Popular Culture' minor. The capstone is called Popular Culture Now (2631). This course offers opportunities to explore future directions in popular culture. Students demonstrate mastery of major and emerging perspectives in the study of popular culture and apply those perspectives. They explore these perspectives in the context of new technological developments and contemporary global issues. Within this context, students examine the interaction between new media technologies and social practices, the effects of globalisation and social change, and some of the consequences of various perspectives to intellectual inquiry.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes: 

● Identify, evaluate and critically analyse cultural, historical and theoretical practices which contextualise your professional practice and further study.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

1. Critique major and/or emerging perspectives in popular culture scholarship. 2. Discuss the implications of globalised communication for specific popular cultural contexts and issues. 3. Reflect on the social, ethical and professional significance of an area of popular culture for the individual and society. 4. Investigate and critically analyse issues in popular culture.

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