About

Donna Maria Alexander: DARIAH Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher with Digital Arts and Humanities, University College Cork.

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher with digital arts and humanities in University College Cork as part of a project that explores the ways in which digital literacies are/can be embedded in HEIs. Previous to this I lectured in in the School of English, Department of SPLAS, and the Digital Arts and Humanities programme in UCC. I was nominated for a UCC President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016 and 2017. In 2017 I completed an online certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

I completed my IRC-funded PhD thesis at UCC in 2015, titled: Chicana Poetics: Genre and Style in Gloria Anzaldúa and Lorna Dee Cervantes. Recently, I was awarded the Runner-up in the Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Women’s Studies, and am currently working on my first monograph, entitled: Weeder of Wreckage: Documentary and Death in the Poetry of Lorna Dee Cervantes.

During my doctoral studies I became increasingly interested in digital and experimental pedagogies, particularly as I received an increasing number of opportunities to design, deliver and examine research-based lectures, seminars and workshops. I also participated in a number of digital research projects which developed my interests in digital humanities. My current position as a postdoctoral researcher provides me with an opportunity to amalgamate and further develop these interests.

For further information about my research, teaching and other professional activities, please explore the rest of the ABOUT section.