My name is Abigail Keating. I am a researcher and writer, and
Lecturer in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork, Ireland.
I was awarded my PhD in Film and Screen Media at University College Cork in 2014, with a thesis on transnationalism in contemporary European cinemas. Prior to that, I studied at UCC and Université de Bordeaux, taking a BA in Language and Cultural Studies and MA in Film Studies with a thesis on women in the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar. Since 2011, I have been a cofounding editor of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, an international, open access, biannual publication. I am also the designer and held the position of content editor at Alphaville for five years.
I have many years of practical experience in screen media. I have worked freelance as a video editor, videographer, web designer, and photographer in the areas of live music, factual, event and promotional projects, for local and national organisations. I also worked on the Government of Ireland-funded archival project Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies, 1930-1970, a collaboration between UCC and the Irish Film Institute.
My other passion is music, and I have worked as a promotional and press kit writer for independent and alternative music, and have had reviews and photographs published in a range of music and culture magazines.