Dr Michael Paye

I was awarded my PhD by UCD's School of English, Drama and Film in October 2017. My project theorises the depiction of North Atlantic coastal fishing communities through novels based in Ireland, Scotland, and Canada, and is at the intersection of world-ecology analysis and energy humanities. During my PhD research, I was an IRC Doctoral Scholar at University College Dublin (2013–2015), and a Dobbin Scholar at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia (October 2015). From January–June 2017, I was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Princeton University, where I researched the cultural registration of oil booms and environmental violence, and completed my PhD writeup. Articles from this research have appeared in Atlantic Studies, Green Letters, and Briarpatch.

I have lectured on topics including postcolonialism, world literature, and global literatures at UCD and Princeton, and have tutored on various undergraduate survey courses at UCD. I have also worked in a number of writing centres across Dublin, and was a full-time Academic Writing and Research Instructor at the Institute for Art, Design and Technology (maternity cover) from June to December 2017.

Research interests/ongoing projects: World-ecology at the fishery frontier; theorisations of fishery aesthetics and forms; theorisations of the intersections between fish and oil.

Profile: http://ucd.academia.edu/MichaelPaye