Stephen has been published on Irish film in articles such as ‘Middle Class and Proud of it: Irish Cinema during the Celtic Tiger’ in Intellects World Film Locations and ‘The ‘Aul Divil: The Appropriation of Irishness in Daredevil’. His most recent publications are ‘Surfing and Popular Culture in Ireland’ in Ireland and Popular Culture and ‘No Boarders: Postnational Identity and the Surfing Subculture in Ireland’ in the book Sport and National Identities: Globalisation and Conflict.
|‘The Aul Divl: On the Representation of Irishness in Daredevil’ in Screening Irish America: Representing Irish-America in Film and Television, Ed. by Ruth Barton||Dublin, Irish Academic Press: 2009|
|‘Middle Class and Proud of It: Representations of Dublin during the Celtic Tiger’, in World Film Locations: Dublin, ed. by Jez Connolly (London and Chicago||Intellect Publishing: 2011|
|‘Goldfish Memory: Scene Analysis’, in World Film Locations: Dublin, ed. by Jez Connolly||London and Chicago, Intellect Publishing: 2011|
|‘Surfing a Postnationalist Wave: The Role of Surfing in Irish Popular Culture’ in Ireland and Popular Culture, ed. by Sylvie Mikowski||London, Berlin, New York, Peter Lang Publishing: 2014|
|‘No Boarders: Postnational Identity and the Surfing Subculture in Ireland’ in the book ‘Sport and National Identities: Globalisation and Conflict’ ed.by Paddy Dolan and John Connolly||Oxford, Routledge, 2017|
Stephen is researching for his PhD at Trinity College Dublin. This study is an analysis of Irish surf film and the wider socio – economic role of surf culture and media in Ireland.
|‘No Boarders: On National Identity and the Surfing Subculture in Ireland’ in Sport and National Identities: Globalization and Conflict, ed. by Paddy Dolan||Routledge, Upcoming 2016|
|‘The Emergence of the Irish Surf Film’ at the Irish Postgraduate Research Seminar. Trinity College Dublin||2015|
|‘Postnational Identity and the Surf Film’ at Transatlantic Connections Conference||2015|
|‘Surf Girls and the Roxy Shift: On the Representation of Women in Global Surf Media and Culture’ at Consoling Passions 2015: An international conference for feminist media studies||2015|
|‘No Boarders: National Identity and the Surfing Subculture in Ireland’ at EASS 2015 (European Association for Sociology and Sport).||2015|
|‘Into the Sea: A Feminist Surf Film?’ at the European Cinema and Television Research Forum, NUI Galway||2015|
|‘Bikini models or Pro Surfers? The Male Gaze in Surf Culture’ at Transatlantic Connections Conference||2016|
Awards + Achievements
Winner: Alan McSherry Award for best academic presentation on Surf culture at the Transatlantic Connections Conference, Bundoran in January 2016.
Stephen has been a regular contributor on film culture and a film reviewer for the RTE Radio 1 Arts show ‘Arena’ since 2011, and was previously a regular guest on ‘Viewfinder’, film based radio show on Dublin City FM.