Diane Negra is Professor of Film Studies and Screen Culture at University College Dublin where she served as Head of Film Studies for ten years. A member of the Royal Irish Academy and former Guest Professor at Brown University and at the Free University of Berlin, she is the author, editor or co-editor of ten books and fifty articles. Her work in media, gender and cultural studies has been widely influential and recognized with a range of research awards and fellowships, including an award from the Government of Japan that led to a lecture tour in that country. She is Chair of the Irish Fulbright Commission in Ireland and of the Royal Irish Academy's Working Group on Culture and Heritage. Since 2015 she has served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Television and New Media.