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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.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
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]

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]

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]

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 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
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]

Discussion Paper

  Year Publication
2018 Submission to the Public Consultation on Regulation of Online Political Advertising in Ireland.
Suiter, J.; Culloty, E., Kirk, N. & Lokot, T. (2018) Submission to the Public Consultation on Regulation of Online Political Advertising in Ireland. Discussion Paper [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2019 How to prepare children for a world of fake news.
Barry O'Rourke (2019) How to prepare children for a world of fake news. Magazine Article [Details]
2019 Why do we continually fall for fake stories and false claims?.
Culloty, E. (2019) Why do we continually fall for fake stories and false claims?. Magazine Article [Details]
2016 Opinion Article: Is it time to treat Facebook as a traditional news publisher?.
Culloty, E. (2016) Opinion Article: Is it time to treat Facebook as a traditional news publisher?. Magazine Article [Details]
2018 Opinion Article: Lack of basic understanding around fake news shows we must work together on digital literacy.
Culloty, E. (2018) Opinion Article: Lack of basic understanding around fake news shows we must work together on digital literacy. Magazine Article [Details]
2017 Opinion Article: Do the public have a responsibility to pay for online news?.
Culloty, E. (2017) Opinion Article: Do the public have a responsibility to pay for online news?. Magazine Article [Details]
2016 Funding journalism in the future must be a priority for government.
Culloty, E. (2016) Funding journalism in the future must be a priority for government. Magazine Article [Details]

Radio Presentation

  Year Publication
2018 RTE Radio Interview on the Provenance project.
Culloty, E. (2018) RTE Radio Interview on the Provenance project. Radio Presentation [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

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

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
Drivetime 2018 Radio Interviews RTE Radio One
Is it time to treat Facebook as a traditional news publisher? 2016 Newspaper article (Print) Eileen Culloty
Do the public have a responsibility to pay for online news? 2017 Newspaper article (online) Eileen Culloty
Funding journalism in the future must be a priority for government 2016 Documentary 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. 


Current Postgraduate Students

  Student Degree Type Supervision Type
Creta , Sara PhD-track Co-supervisor

Modules Coordinated

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2019 Introduction to Communication Studies CM151Introduction to Communication Studies
2019 Social Media, Journalism and Democracy CM5630Social Media, Journalism and Democracy
2019 Social Media, Journalism and Democracy CM563Social Media, Journalism and Democracy