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Global Engagement Leadership Profile – Dr Selena Daly


Dr Selena Daly was appointed to the role of Vice-Principal for Global Engagement in the College of Arts and Humanities in September 2017.‌

Selena holds a PhD from UCD and has been an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Italian Studies (School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics) since February 2016.

In her leadership role, she is looking forward to promoting the outstanding profile of Arts and Humanities at UCD around the world, and to advocating for the essential role that humanities disciplines play in society. She is also keen to foster a truly international culture within the UCD student body, by promoting opportunities for studying abroad and for intercultural engagement at home.

Given her field of study, much of Selena’s engagement abroad has focused on Italy. She did an Erasmus year and her Master’s degree in Rome, and completed part of her PhD in Milan. Her time as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara (a university with its own beach!) was also particularly memorable.