Bríona Nic Dhiarmada

Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Thomas J. & Kathleen M. O'Donnell Professor of Irish Studies and Concurrent Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre


Professor Nic Dhiarmada has authored over 35 screen plays and 10 documentaries. She is the author of Téacs Baineann, Téacs Mná: Filíocht Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill as well as numerous articles on Irish language literature and culture. Additionally, she is an editor of The Field Day Anthology and co-editor with Máire Ní Annracháin of Téacs agus Comhthéacs: Gnéithe de Chritic na Gaeilge. Professor Nic Dhiarmada is originator, writer, and producer of the award-winning, multipart documentary series on the Easter Rising of 1916, which is narrated by Liam Neeson and was being broadcast internationally throughout 2016.  She is also executive producer, along with Christopher Fox, Director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, of the series and an 86-minute feature-length documentary. 1916 The Irish Rebellion received the award for "Best Documentary Series" at the 2016 Irish Film and Television Academy's gala awards ceremony in October 2016. Prof. Nic Dhiarmada is the author of The 1916 Irish Rebellion, published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Professor Nic Dhiarmada is happy to work with undergraduate and graduate students on Irish poetry, film, politics and a range of other topics.

Office:  413 Flanner Hall