Díóg O’Connell lectures in Film & Media Studies, at IADT, Dublin, Ireland, specialising in Irish Cinema, Television Drama and Scriptwriting. She is the author of New Irish Storytellers: Narrative Strategies in Film (Intellect, 2010) and co-editor of Documentary in a Changing State (Cork University Press, 2012). She has written extensively on Irish Cinema, Television Drama and Screenwriting for academic books, journals and magazines and co-wrote the Irish entry on the history of Irish female screenwriters for Women Screenwriters: an International Guide (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). Her current research explores early Irish cinema and the contribution made by women.