• Name
    Andrew Ó Baoill
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Address
    English, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Home Town
    Galway, Ireland
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PhD Communication Studies

U Illinois
Dissertation title: Broadcasting In An On-Demand World: Creating Community Radio In The Era Of Podcasting And Webcasting 

MA Communications and Cultural Studies

Dublin City University
Thesis title: Organisational structure of participatory media: Flirt FM: a case study


National University of Ireland, Galway
Research funding

New Foundations

Irish Research Council
SUSTCOMMED: Exploring the sustainability of the community radio sector

Conference support

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Supporting the conference Towards Resilient Community Media

Professional experience

Lecturer in English

NUI Galway
2014 to date
 Teach in the English BA programme; teach media studies and journalism courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including political economy, journalism studies, broadcasting, and overseeing experiential learning modules); supervise research students; engage in research. 

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Cazenovia College
2009 to 2014
Teach a range of mass media and media production-focused classes, including Journalism, Broadcasting, and Media Management.

Writing Consultant

U Illinois
2008 to 2009
Supported writers in one-on-one review sessions through the campus Writers’ Workshop.

Radio Producer

U Illinois / WILL AM
2004 to 2009
Producer of Media Matters with Bob McChesney, a weekly public affairs program. Coordinated guest bookings and management, managed listener calls, liaised with station management.


U Illinois
2005 to 2008
Teaching Assistant, primarily as instructor of record, in the media studies program.

Pricing Analyst / Market Analyst

1998 to 2002
Headed up market analysis function in Strategic Pricing Unit.

Station Manager

Flirt FM
1995 to 1996
Founded one of Ireland’s first college radio stations. Built vibrant student activist group, secured institutional commitments and support, and engaged with national efforts to build community radio sector.