Dr Jeneen Naji

Media Studies, Arts and Humanities Institute

Associate Professor

0.26 Iontas Building
(01) 708 3521


My main research area digital is in the area of unique digital cultural artefacts and intersectional digital humanities. I am a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar and I teach on the B.A. Media Studies, the BSc in Multimedia and the M.A. in Critical and Creative Media and the Higher Diploma in Games Design run with the Department of Computer Science. I published a book called Digital Poetry in 2021 and am the Irish PI on a collaborative intersectional digital humanities IRC and AHRC funded project.

Research Interests

My research areas areas:

- intersectional feminist frameworks in digital humanities development. - the critical analysis of existing and emerging digital culture artefacts. -the impact of digital technologies on human creative expression. -the affordances and constraints of the digital medium as they relate to the changing form of poetic expression from analogue to digital.
- electronic literature and digital literacy.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date Amount
Building City Dashboards Co Principal Investigator This project will address how to build more extensive and effective city dashboards. It will tackle three sets of fundamental problems: data issues; visualisation/interaction issues; and analytics/modelling issues. It will use the solutions to undertake applied research that significantly extends the Dublin Dashboard through the development and testing of a new suite of querying, modelling and prediction/simulation modules and novel forms of multimedia interaction, including virtual reality, the projection of data onto architectural models, and converting data into audio-textual forms. This testbed will provide a template to develop, implement and test a Cork Dashboard and influence dashboard development globally. 05/09/2016 29/08/2021
H2020 ERC Proposal Support: Starter Grant PI 15/05/2015 14/02/2016 5716
Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities PI 01/10/2021 30/09/2024 264469.97
YEWHA: Class, Gender, Race and Age: Fixing Diversity in Text-to-Speech Accessibility Readers PI A creative-critical multidisciplinary project researching normative digital voice and developing alternatives, prompted by research into the negative impacts of underrepresentation. Research into voices used by chatbots, accessibility programs and text-to-speech readers in English-speaking digital technology shows narrow representation in terms of gender, race, age, class, and regional accent, with most voices presenting as young, white, RP (received pronunciation), and middle/upper class. 01/09/2023 31/08/2025 184334.4
tbc PI 01/09/2014 30/11/2014

Post Doctoral Fellows / Research Team

Researcher Name Project Funding Body
Oliver Dawkins Building City Dashboards
Liam O Sullivan Building City Dashboards
Tomasz Zawadzki Building City Dashboards
Gareth Young Building City Dashboards
Iseult Fox Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities
Ranju Upadhyay Full Stack Feminism in Digital Humanities


Year Publication
2021 Naji, J. (2021) Digital Poetry. London: Palgrave Pivot.
2019 Naji J., Subramaniam G., & White G. (2019) New Approaches to Literature for Language Learning. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. [Link] [DOI]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Naji, Jeneen (2021) 'Mobile Electronic Literature' In: Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms & Practices. London : Bloomsbury.
2017 Naji J. (2017) 'Digital poetry evolution and the art of machines' In: #WomenTechLit.
2015 Naji, J. (2015) 'Repurposing in Electronic Literature: technology and the expressive continuum' In: Repurposing in Electronic Literature. Košice : Dive Buki.
2013 Naji, J. (2013) 'Poetic Machines' In: Fowley, C., English, C. & Thouësny S(Eds.). Internet Research,Theory, and Practice: Perspectives from Ireland. : research-publishing.net.
2013 Naji, J. (2013) 'Poetic Machines - the essentiality of the human and the machine to digital creative expression' In: Felicia, P(Eds.). Game-Based Learning: Opportunities and Challenges:. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2011 Naji, J. (2011) 'Interactive Poetry - New Content for new Technologies' In: Vukanovic, Z. & Faustino, P(Eds.). Managing Media Economy, Media Content and Technology in the Age of Digital Convergence. Lisbon : Media XXI.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2020 Naji, J. (2020) 'The Rubayaat'. technoculture: an online journal of technology in, 10 (2020).
2019 Naji, J. (2019) 'The Art of Machine Use Subversion in Digital Poetry'. Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, 20 (2019). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Naji, Jeneen (2017) 'Back to the Book: Tempest and Funkhouser’s Retro Translations'. Electronic Book Review, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2016 Jarrett, Kylie and Jeneen Naji (2016) 'What Would Media Studies Do? Social media Shakespeare as a technosocial process'. BORROWERS AND LENDERS: THE JOURNAL OF SHAKESPEARE AND APPROPRIATION, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2013 Dr Jeneen Naji (2013) 'Simulated stereotypes turning the unreal real: An analysis ofrepresentations of the ‘Other’ in traditional media forms and digital games'. Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research, 6 (2 + 3):115-131. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Rzeszewski, M.; Naji, J. (2022) 'Literary placemaking and narrative immersion in extended reality virtual geographic environments'. International Journal of Digital Earth, 15 . [Link] [DOI]
2021 Young G.W.; Kitchin R.; Naji J. (2021) 'Building City Dashboards for Different Types of Users'. Journal of Urban Technology, 28 (1-2):289-309. [DOI] [Full-Text]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2012 Timoney, Joseph and Lazzarini, Victor and Naji, Jeneen (2012) 'INTERCEPT – Interdisciplinary New Technologies for Entrants to Reinforce Creativity, Enthusiasm, and Practical Thinking' Teaching Fellowships 2012 – 2013, :18-19. [Link]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2018 Naji, J. (2018) EVA Copenhagen 2018 - Politics of the Machines - Art and After The Posthuman Poetics of Instagram Poetry [Link] http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVAC18.1 [Full-Text]
2010 Naji, J. (2010) EuroITV’10 Proceedings of the 8th international interactive conference on Interactive TV&Video Interactive Poetry: poets and programmers [Link]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2020 Naji, J.; Dawkins, O.; Young, G.; Stehle, S. (2020) Mirrorworlds: Mixed Reality Urban Spaces & Human Truth Media City Panel, MeCCSA 2020 University of Brighton, 08/01/2020-10/01/2020.
2019 Naji, J. Young, G., Stehle, S. (2019) 58th ERSA Congress “Places for People: Innovative, Inclusive and liveable Regions Place in Virtual Space: an analysis of geospatial data narratives presented in cross-reality visualisations University College Cork, 28/10/2019-31/10/2019.
2019 Naji, J. Goodith, W. (2019) LiLLT Conference 2019 Research in Literature in Language Learning Environments: Patterns and Possibilities The AILA Literature in Language Learning and Teaching Research Network University of Erfurt, 29/08/2019-31/10/2019.

Published Report

Year Publication
2020 O’ Brien, A., Arnold, S. Culloty, E. Naji, J. (2020) Global Alliance on Media and Gender Country Report on Ireland. GAMAG, .
2013 Timoney, J.; Lazzarini, V.; and Naji, J. (2013) INTERCEPT – Interdisciplinary New Technologies for Entrants to Reinforce Creativity, Enthusiasm, and Practical Thinking. Maynooth University, . [Full-Text]


Year Publication
2014 Naji, J. (2014) Rolling Stone Magazine and the Curious Case of the Muslim in the Neighbourhood. [Blog] [Link]
2013 Naji, J. (2013) Where are the women?. [Blog] [Link]
2012 Naji, J. (2012) Who Represents the Users?”. [Blog] [Link]


Year Publication
2012 Naji, J. (2012) Poetic Machines: an investigation into the impact of the characteristics of the digital apparatus on poetic expression. Dublin City University: [Thesis] http://doras.dcu.ie/17481/


Year Publication
2019 Naji, Jeneen (2019) Ice cream Thoughts. Norway: [Exhibition] [Link]
2017 Naji, J. (2017) The Rubayaat. The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale: [Exhibition] [Link]
2017 Wilks, Naji, Husárová, Mencía (2017) UpsideDown Chandeli. University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal: [Exhibition] [Link]
2014 Wilks, C., Naji, J., Husárová, Z., Mencia, M. (2014) UpsideDown Chandelier. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, U.S.A: [Exhibition]
2013 Wilks, C., Naji, J., Husárová, Z., Mencia, M. (2013) Upside Down Chandelier. DIG Gallery, Košice, Slovakia: [Exhibition]
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Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
Electronic Literature Organisation Member -
ADHO Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2012 Teaching & Learning Fellowship Maynooth University
01/01/2014 Fulbright TechImpact Fulbright Commission


Committee Function From / To
Campus Life Member -
Governing Authority Staff Representative -

Current Students

Student Name Degree Supervision

Recent Students

Graduation date Name Degree
2022 Monireh Astani PhD
2023 Meredith Dabek PhD

External Collaborators

Name Role Country
Digital Repository of Ireland Ireland
IMMA Ireland
Sussex University Co PI United Kingdom