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Eileen Culloty

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Biography

Eileen Culloty is a post-doctoral researcher at the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism where she leads research on countering disinformation as part of the H2020 project Provenance (grant no. 825227). Specifically, she is investigating how to use information supports to challenge false beliefs and dissuade people from sharing disinformation. She has given invited presentations on this topic to the OECD High Level Risk Forum (2018) and to the European division of Airports Council International (2019).

Eileen's research has been published in European Journal of Communication, Environmental Communication, Digital Journalism, and Critical Studies on Terrorism. Her co-authored paper on social media and political communication was awarded 3rd place in the International Communication Association's Top Three Faculty Papers for 2018.

Eileen sits on the management board of the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network JOLT: Harnessing Digital and Data Technology for Journalism (grant no. 765140) and is a member of the research working group of the BAI Media Literacy Network. She has a PhD in communication studies from DCU.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Researching Visual Representations of Climate Change'
Culloty, E., Murphy, P.,Brereton, P., Suiter, J., Smeaton, A. & Zhang, D., (2019) 'Researching Visual Representations of Climate Change'. Environmental Communication, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Hybrid media and populist currents in Ireland’s 2016 General Election'
Suiter J.;Culloty E.;Greene D.;Siapera E. (2018) 'Hybrid media and populist currents in Ireland’s 2016 General Election'. European Journal of Communication, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Regaining Control Citizens who follow politicians on social media and their perceptions of journalism'
Fisher, C., Culloty, E., & Young Lee, J. (2018) 'Regaining Control Citizens who follow politicians on social media and their perceptions of journalism'. DIGITAL JOURNALISM, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Eco-film and the audience: Making ecological sense of national cultural narratives'
Culloty E.;Brereton P. (2017) 'Eco-film and the audience: Making ecological sense of national cultural narratives'. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 16 (3):139-148 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Rescuing America from Iraq: The gothic remorse of Iraq War Documentaries'
Culloty E. (2014) 'Rescuing America from Iraq: The gothic remorse of Iraq War Documentaries'. Studies in Documentary Film, 8 (2):130-142 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Post-9/11 counterterrorism in popular culture: The spectacle and reception of The Bourne Ultimatum and 24'
Brereton P.;Culloty E. (2012) 'Post-9/11 counterterrorism in popular culture: The spectacle and reception of The Bourne Ultimatum and 24'. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 5 (3):483-497 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'Dearbhla Glynn: Documenting War and Sexual Violence'
Culloty, E. (2020) 'Dearbhla Glynn: Documenting War and Sexual Violence' In: S. Liddy (eds). Women in Irish Film: Stories and Storytellers. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
2020 'How Disinformation and Far-Right Activism is Shaping Public Debates on Immigration'
Culloty, E. and Suiter J. (2020) 'How Disinformation and Far-Right Activism is Shaping Public Debates on Immigration' In: Handbook on Migration and Technology. Northampton: Elgar. [Details]
2020 'Conspiracy and the Epistemological Challenges of Mediatised Conflict'
Culloty, E. (2020) 'Conspiracy and the Epistemological Challenges of Mediatised Conflict' In: Sarah Maltby, Ben O'Loughlin, Katy Parry, Laura Roselle (eds). Spaces of War. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]
2019 'Journalism Norms and the Absence of Media Populism in the Irish General Election 2016'
Culloty, E., & Suiter, J. (2019) 'Journalism Norms and the Absence of Media Populism in the Irish General Election 2016' In: Salgado, S (eds). Mediated Campaigns and Populism in Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
2019 'Comparative Analysis of Election News Coverage: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of the Approach'
Salgado, S., Culloty, E., & Stępińska, A. (2019) 'Comparative Analysis of Election News Coverage: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of the Approach' In: Mediated Campaigns and Populism in Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
2017 'Re-Looking At War: Multi-Modal Remediation as a Visual Strategy in Iraq War Documentaries'
Culloty, E. (2017) 'Re-Looking At War: Multi-Modal Remediation as a Visual Strategy in Iraq War Documentaries' In: Ibrahim Saleh, Thomas Knieper (eds). The Visual Politics of Wars. London: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
2016 'The Taste Database: Taste Distinctions in Online Film'
Culloty, E. (2016) 'The Taste Database: Taste Distinctions in Online Film' In: G. Austin (eds). New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies. New York: Berghahn Books. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 ECPR General Conference,
Culloty, E. & Suiter, J. (2019) ECPR. [Oral Presentation], ECPR General Conference, University of Wrocław , 04-SEP-19 - 07-SEP-19 [Details]
2019 Fifth International Journal of Press/Politics Conference,
Culloty, E. and Suiter J. (2019) IJPP. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Fifth International Journal of Press/Politics Conference, Loughborough , 15-SEP-19 - 17-SEP-19 [Details]
2019 Does Truth Matter? COST Network: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories,
Culloty, E. (2019) Conspiracy Theories about International Conflict: Challenges for Academic Research. [Oral Presentation], Does Truth Matter? COST Network: Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories, Maynooth University , 28-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2019,
Culloty, E. & Suiter, J. (2019) IAMCR. [Oral Presentation], International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2019, Universidad Complutense de Madrid , 07-JUL-19 - 11-JUL-19 [Details]
2018 68th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference,
Fisher, C., Culloty, E., & Young Lee, J. (2018) ICA. [Oral Presentation], 68th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Prague , 24-MAY-18 - 28-MAY-18 [Details]
2018 Media, War and Conflict Journal 10th Anniversary Conference,
Culloty, E. (2018) MWC. [Oral Presentation], Media, War and Conflict Journal 10th Anniversary Conference, Accademia Europea Di Firenze , 22-MAY-18 - 23-MAY-18 [Details]
2018 Taking Back the Web,
Culloty, E. (2018) TBW. [Oral Presentation], Taking Back the Web, Technological University Dublin , 19-OCT-18 - 20-OCT-18 [Details]
2017 ECPR General Conference,
Eileen Culloty (2017) ECPR. [Oral Presentation], ECPR General Conference, University of Oslo , 06-SEP-17 - 09-SEP-17 [Details]
2017 Future of Journalism Conference,
Eileen Culloty (2017) FoJ. [Oral Presentation], Future of Journalism Conference, University of Cardiff , 14-SEP-17 - 15-SEP-17 [Details]
2017 Critical Media Literacy: Who Needs It,
Culloty, E. (2017) CML. [Oral Presentation], Critical Media Literacy: Who Needs It, Technological University Dublin , 20-SEP-17 - 21-SEP-17 [Details]
2016 ECPR Joint Sessions,
Culloty, E. (2016) ECPR Joint Sessions. [Oral Presentation], ECPR Joint Sessions, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa , 25-APR-16 - 28-APR-16 [Details]
2015 Military and the Media Symposium,
Culloty, E. (2015) MM. [Oral Presentation], Military and the Media Symposium, University of Leeds , 02-JUN-15 [Details]
2013 Media in Transition 8,
Culloty, E. (2013) MIT. [Oral Presentation], Media in Transition 8, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 03-MAY-15 - 05-MAY-15 [Details]
2012 Unhealable Wounds: Gothic and the Question of Trauma,
Culloty, E. (2012) UE. [Oral Presentation], Unhealable Wounds: Gothic and the Question of Trauma, University of Stirling , 24-NOV-12 [Details]
2012 New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media,
Culloty, E. (2012) NUB. [Oral Presentation], New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media, University of Newcastle , 16-NOV-12 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2020 Guidelines or Guidance? Changing Media Reporting of Domestic Violence Homicides in Ireland.
O'Brien, A. and Culloty (2020) Guidelines or Guidance? Changing Media Reporting of Domestic Violence Homicides in Ireland. Community Foundation for Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2020 Global Alliance on Media and Gender Country Report on Ireland.
O’Brien, A. Arnold, S. Culloty, E. Naji, J. (2020) Global Alliance on Media and Gender Country Report on Ireland. UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York. [Details]
2020 Reuters Digital News Report 2020: Ireland.
Kirk, N., Park, K., Robbins, D., Culloty, E., Casey, E., and Suiter, J. (2020) Reuters Digital News Report 2020: Ireland. Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2019 Climate Change in Irish Media. Dublin.
Culloty, E., Smeaton, A., Suiter, J.,Murphy, P., Zhang, D., Brereton, P., and Robbins, D. (2019) Climate Change in Irish Media. Dublin. Environmental Protection Agency, Dublin. [Details]
2019 Reuters Digital News Report 2019: Ireland.
Kirk, N., Culloty, E., Colm, K. and Suiter, J. (2019) Reuters Digital News Report 2019: Ireland. Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2019 Elect Check: A Report on Political Advertising Online During the 2019 European Election.
Kirk, N., Culloty, E., Casey, E., Teeling, L., Park, K., Colm, K. and Suiter, J. (2019) Elect Check: A Report on Political Advertising Online During the 2019 European Election. Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]
2018 Reuters Digital News Report 2018: Ireland.
Culloty, E., Cunningham, K., McNamara, P. & Suiter, J. (2018) Reuters Digital News Report 2018: Ireland. Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Dublin. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Review: A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot (O'Shea 2017)'
Culloty, E. (2019) 'Review: A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot (O'Shea 2017)' Estudios Irlandeses, (14) . [Details]
2019 'Review: Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters: Irish republican media activism since the Good Friday Agreement'
Culloty, E. (2019) 'Review: Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters: Irish republican media activism since the Good Friday Agreement' Estudios Irlandeses, (14) . [Details]
2017 'Review: The Tragedy of the Commons: Atlantic (Ó’Domhnaill 2016)'
Culloty, E. (2017) 'Review: The Tragedy of the Commons: Atlantic (Ó’Domhnaill 2016)' Estudios Irlandeses, (12) . [Details]
2016 'Review: Sentimentality and Difficult Art in Room (Abrahamson 2015)'
Culloty, E. (2016) 'Review: Sentimentality and Difficult Art in Room (Abrahamson 2015)' Estudios Irlandeses, (11) . [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 3rd place, Top Three Faculty Papers for 2018. International Communication Association

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Association of Internet Researchers Member /
IAMCR Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Self-Assessment Team for School of Communications' Athena Swan Bronze Award Member / Ongoing

Outreach Activities

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

2020
Educational Outreach/Public Engagement World Economic Forum Global Shapers Panelist: Meet the Leaders Series Dublin, World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community, the role of the citizen during an infodemic,

2020
Presentations/Talks to an external audience European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) ERGA Report on Disinformation: Research & Access to Data

2019
Presentations/Talks to an external audience United Nations Migration Agency Invited talk (with J. Suiter) on far-right disinformation to United Nations International Organisation for Migration

2020
Advisory Work Age Action Age Action Covid-19 Information Kit

2019
Advisory Work Royal Irish Academy Royal Irish Academy Oireachtas Science Pairing Scheme

2019
Presentations/Talks to an external audience ESAF and INGSA Invited presentation (with J. Suiter) on democracy and disinformation to the European Science Advisors Forum (ESAF) and International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Joint Meeting

2018
Presentations/Talks to an external audience OECD High Level Risk Forum Invited talk on disinformation (with J. Suiter) to OECD High Level Risk Forum

2019
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Airports Council International (Europe) Invited talk on disinformation to Airports Council International (Europe)

2019
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Irish Industry Trust for IP Awareness Invited talk on piracy to Irish Industry Trust for IP Awareness

2018
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Media Literacy Ireland Invited talk on news literacy to Media Literacy Ireland

2017
Presentations/Talks to an external audience Douglas Hyde Gallery. Invited talk on war art and photography to Douglas Hyde Gallery.

Media

  Title Year Type Authors
TheJournal.ie: The Covid-19 infodemic left people confused about what to believe 2020 Newspaper article (online) Eileen Culloty
ABC News: American officials alarmed by arson attacks on UK cell towers 2020 Newspaper article (online) Josh Margolin and Guy Davies
Ethical Journalism Network: Tackling misinformation during covid-19 2020 Newspaper article (online) John Crowley
Field Day Podcast: Conspiracy Theories 2020 Podcast Field Day Podcast
RTE Six One News: Covid-19 conspiracy theories 2020 Television interview/panel discussion Culloty, E.
Silicon Republic: Irish academics fill a gaping hole in election process with Fair Play Pledge 2020 Newspaper article (online) Elaine Burke
RTE Radio One 'News at One': Covid-19 disinformation 2020 Radio Interviews Culloty, E.
The Irish Times: Why do people spread the 5G conspiracy theory? 2020 Newspaper article (online) Connor Gallagher
RTE Brainstorm: No more polar bears: the impact of climate change visuals 2019 Newspaper article (online) Culloty, E.
RTE Brainstorm: Why do we continually fall for fake stories and false claims? 2019 Newspaper article (online) Culloty, E.
Drivetime: Provenance project 2018 Radio Interviews RTE Radio One
The Irish Times: Do the public have a responsibility to pay for online news? 2017 Newspaper article (online) Eileen Culloty
The Irish Times: Is it time to treat Facebook as a traditional news publisher? 2016 Newspaper article (Print) Eileen Culloty
Irish Examiner: Funding journalism in the future must be a priority for government 2016 Newspaper article (online) Eileen Culloty

Research Interests

  • Disinformation
  • Public Sphere Communication
  • War and Conflict Media
  • Environmental Communication
  • Documentary and Factual Media

I research online disinformation on the H2020 project Provenance (grant no. 825227) and I sit on the management board of the MSCA ETN 'JOLT: Harnessing Digital and Data Technology for Journalism' (grant no. 765140). As part of this project, I co-supervise a PhD on new digital publics. 


Research Projects

  Title Funder From - To Role Award
Voices for Vaccines Science Foundation Ireland 01-JAN-20 - 31-DEC-20 DCU PI 39,435.04
The Role of Public Service Media During COVID-19 Broadcasting Authority of Ireland 01-SEP-19 - 31-AUG-20 DCU PI 33,205.21
Provenance H2020 01-DEC-18 - 01-DEC-21 Postdoctoral Researcher

Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Creta , Sara PhD Supervisor

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
Caroline Fisher University of Canberra AUSTRALIA
Christina Steiner Graz University of Technology AUSTRIA

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2020 Social Media, Journalism and Democracy CM5630Social Media, Journalism and Democracy
2020 Social Media, Journalism and Democracy CM563Social Media, Journalism and Democracy