Nessa Cronin is Lecturer in Irish Studies, Centre for Irish Studies, and Associate Director at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway, Ireland. She studied Philosophy and English at Trinity College, Dublin, and completed her MA in Contintental Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick, England. Her doctoral research on Colonial Governmentality and Irish Historical Cartography was undertaken at NUI Galway.
She has published widely on various aspects of Irish Literature, Cultural Geography and Community Mapping Practices. She has been the recipient of a number of research awards from the Irish Research Council, and received bursaries from the European Science Foundation and Culture Ireland for her interdisciplinary research. She has been awarded visiting fellowships in University of Stanford, Univeristé de Nantes, University of Notre Dame, and University of Concordia.
Nessa is the Irish Co-Convenor of the Mapping Spectral Traces International Collaborative, in association with Professor Karen E. Till and Professor Gerry Kearns (Geography, Maynooth University, Ireland). Her current work on community mapping projects in Ireland and internationally engages with artists, scholars and community groups investigating issues concerning place, language and culture in challenging eco-social environments. Her new collaborative research project investigates the intersections between art, science and public discourse in the age of environmental crisis, and will be launched in 2020.