Stephen Boyd

Stephen Boyd is a lecturer in Film, Media and Cultural studies whose research areas focus on Surf Culture in Ireland. Stephen has a BA in Philosophy and graduated from University College Dublin with an MA in Film Studies. He has lectured at IADT since 2009, and currently teaches modules entitled 'Non-Western Cinema', 'Introduction to Media Studies', 'Visual Cultures' and 'Introduction to Popular Culture'. He has also taught courses entitled 'Cinema and Ireland' at IADT and the National College of Art and Design (2005-2009). Stephen is researching for his PhD at Trinity College Dublin. This study is an analysis of Irish surf film and the wider social and economic role of surf culture and media in Ireland.

Publications

Stephen has been published on Irish film in articles such as  ‘Middle Class and Proud of it: Irish Cinema during the Celtic Tiger’ in Intellects World Film Locations and ‘The ‘Aul Divil: The Appropriation of Irishness in Daredevil’. His most recent publications are ‘Surfing and Popular Culture in Ireland’ in Ireland and Popular Culture and 'No Boarders: Postnational Identity and the Surfing Subculture in Ireland' in the book Sport and National Identities: Globalisation and Conflict.

Year
'The Aul Divl: On the Representation of Irishness in Daredevil' in Screening Irish America: Representing Irish-America in Film and Television, Ed. by Ruth BartonDublin, Irish Academic Press: 2009
'Middle Class and Proud of It: Representations of Dublin during the Celtic Tiger', in World Film Locations: Dublin, ed. by Jez Connolly (London and ChicagoIntellect Publishing: 2011
'Goldfish Memory: Scene Analysis', in World Film Locations: Dublin, ed. by Jez ConnollyLondon and Chicago, Intellect Publishing: 2011
'Surfing a Postnationalist Wave: The Role of Surfing in Irish Popular Culture' in Ireland and Popular Culture, ed. by Sylvie Mikowski London, Berlin, New York, Peter Lang Publishing: 2014
'No Boarders: Postnational Identity and the Surfing Subculture in Ireland' in the book 'Sport and National Identities: Globalisation and Conflict' ed.by Paddy Dolan and John ConnollyOxford, Routledge, 2017

Research 

Stephen is researching for his PhD at Trinity College Dublin. This study is an analysis of Irish surf film and the wider socio - economic role of surf culture and media in Ireland.

Year
'No Boarders: On National Identity and the Surfing Subculture in Ireland' in Sport and National Identities: Globalization and Conflict, ed. by Paddy DolanRoutledge, Upcoming 2016

Lectures/Conferences

Awards + Achievements

Winner: Alan McSherry Award for best academic presentation on Surf culture at the Transatlantic Connections Conference, Bundoran in January 2016.

Stephen has been a regular contributor on film culture and a film reviewer for the RTE Radio 1 Arts show ‘Arena’ since 2011, and was previously a regular guest on ‘Viewfinder’, film based radio show on Dublin City FM.