Born and raised in Ireland, Ann lectures in visual culture and design history at the Cork College of Art and Design/Cork Institute of Technology. She is primarily interested in Irish and European visual culture in the 19th and 20th centuries, including art, architecture, design, and popular culture. She has published numerous papers and book chapters and co-authored the book The Cathedral of Saint Fin Barre at Cork: William Burges in Ireland (2006) with Dr. David Lawrence. She is currently working on a book on Edwardian picture postcard culture in Ireland. Ann’s career has been varied, as she initially worked for fifteen years as a biomedical scientist, before changing course completely and earning a degree in ceramic design. She then worked as a ceramic artist, exhibiting and selling her pieces in galleries throughout Ireland. In 2011 she received her doctorate in Visual Culture studies, and since then has concentrated on teaching and research, both of which she loves. Ann has worked on many of Zegrahm's European expeditions and has followed her research interests to many countries, particularly Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Nordic countries. She lives with her husband Jim in the historic seaside town of Cobh in southern Ireland.
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