Drôle de Félix: A Search for Cultural Identity on the Road
University College Dublin
(at time of presentation)
Dr Zélie Asava is Joint Programme Director of Video and Film at Dundalk Institute of Technology, where she teaches courses on film and media theory, and national cinemas. Her monograph The Black Irish Onscreen: Representing Black and Mixed-Race Irish Identities on Film and TV (Peter Lang, 2013), examines racial representations in Irish screen culture. In 2011, she was awarded Young Irish Studies Scholar of the year by Peter Lang.
She has also taught at University College Dublin, Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire, Trinity College Dublin, examined for NUI Maynooth, and given seminars at NUI Galway.
She is the author of many articles and book chapters in print and online, and has been published by Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and University of Chicago Press, among others. She has also worked as a freelance journalist for print media, and has spoken at many national and international conferences. Her research covers issues of race, gender and sexuality in Irish, French, American and African screen culture.
Dundalk Institute of Technology Research Profile: https://www.dkit.ie/users/zelie-asava