About Me


Dr Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston is Hertford College – Faculty of English DPhil Scholar in Irish Literature in English at the University of Oxford. Their recently-completed thesis explores Irish modernism and the politics of sexual health. Other research interests include the social history of medicine, queer modernisms, and the cultural politics of censorship and obscenity. Their work has appeared in the Review of English StudiesThe Library, and the Irish Studies Review, where they were awarded the 2017 British Association of Irish Studies Essay Prize, and has been featured in The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian¸ and on the Modernist Podcast.

Lloyd (Meadhbh) is Communications Officer for the British Association for Irish Studies, sits on the Oxford Critical Theory Network council, and co-organise the Queer Modernism(s) conference series. They are also the former convener of the University of Oxford Modern and Contemporary Literature Research Seminar.

They have lectured, taught, and supervised dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level at a range of Oxford colleges, Goldsmiths College, University of London, the University of West London, and at the London Centres of Fordham and Syracuse Universities. They also deliver outreach and public engagement workshops for the Faculty of English at Oxford and teach on Lady Margaret Hall’s Foundation Year Programme.

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