Dr Shane McCorristine

Shane McCorristine is an interdisciplinary historian with interests in the 'night side' of modern experience - namely social attitudes toward death, dreams, ghosts, and hallucinations. He is the author of three books: Spectres of the Self: Thinking about Ghosts and Ghost-seeing in England, 1750-1920 (Cambridge University Press, 2010), William Corder and the Red Barn Murder: Journeys of the Criminal Body (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and The Spectral Arctic: A History of Dreams and Ghosts in Polar Exploration (UCL Press, forthcoming 2018).

After a PhD in UCD he held an IRC Marie Curie Fellowship in Maynooth University and the University of Cambridge, and was a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Leicester where he worked on the 'Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse' project. He was also a research associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute and College Lecturer at the University of Cambridge for several years. He is currently working on his next book.

You can find more information at: www.shanemccorristine.net