Páraic Kerrigan is an Assistant Professor, author and researcher with the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin. His research pertains to the dynamics of diversity in the media industry and its production cultures, specifically centred around Ireland’s LGBT community along with a focus on digital media cultures and platform governance. He has just released his first book, LGBTQ Visibility, Media and Sexuality in Ireland (Routledge 2021) and his co-authored second book Media Graduates at Work (Palgrave 2021). His current work focuses on the ways in which critical data studies intersects with gender and sexual minorities, in particular through small data such as the birth certificate and big data on social media. He is currently working on a monograph relating to the inequalities and vulnerabilities that have developed for gender and sexual minorities through new and emerging media. He has written over twelve articles and book chapters on the intersections of identity with media. He has also been a researcher on several television documentaries and radio shows relating to LGBTQ culture.