Senior Lecturer in Drama

Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick

School of Arts & Humanities

Magee campus

Room MQ221,
BT48 7JL,

Arts and Humanities Research

Senior Lecturer in Drama

Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick


Lisa Fitzpatrick studied in Trinity College and University College Dublin prior to completing her PhD at the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto. 

She is currently Head of the Research Graduate School for her Faculty, and is a Senior Lecturer in Drama. She teaches critical theory, dramaturgy, and Irish Theatre, and supervises PhD students in contemporary Irish theatre and post-conflict performance research.


Ph.D. Drama, Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, University of Toronto (The Emergence of a Postnationalist Aesthetic in Irish Drama 1980-2000), 2003
MA Modern Drama, University College Dublin, 1995
Diploma in Business, University College Dublin, 1991
BA English Literature, Trinity College Dublin, 1990

Research Fields

Lisa has published extensively on performance and violence, post-conflict theatre, and gender. She has received funding from the British Academy and the Canadian High Commission, and has been an invited speaker at a number of events, including the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), the Warwick Politics and Performance Network, and the Irish Theatrical Diaspora project.

She was the convener of the conference 'The North: Exile, Diaspora, Troubled Performance', at the School of Creative Arts in Derry in 2012 and co-convenor of the ICAN (International Culture Arts Network) Festival at the Playhouse in Derry in 2013.

She is a founding member of the Irish Society for Theatre Research, and convenes the Society's Gender and Performance Working Group.

Professional Affiliations

Lisa is external examiner for Drama at University College Dublin, and has been external examiner at PhD level.

She is a member of the Peer Review Council of the AHRC and has assessed post-doctoral funding applications for the National University of Ireland.

She has reviewed books for Performance Paradigm, Theatre Research International, and Times Higher Education, as well as acting as reader for Modern Drama and a number of scholarly publications.