Dr. Emer O'Toole
Emer O'Toole is Associate Professor of Irish Performance Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. She is an author and theatre-maker.
Her book Girls Will Be Girls is about gender and performance. Her academic work is focused on activist theatre in Ireland.
She contributes to publications including The Guardian, The Irish Times and The Independent, most often on matters relating to feminism and Ireland.
Importantly for this gig, she digs Brigid – whether in Saint or Goddess form – and she wants you to know that Ireland's lady patron saint once performed a miraculous abortion.