I'm from Dublin in Ireland and I live in Brooklyn NY, and work for New York University. I have a PhD in English literature and teach literature and writing, as well as running a summer study abroad programme in Dublin. I'm a massive music fan and collect old funk and disco records, and also make my own electronic music. Travel-wise, I almost always go on quick city breaks or else head for the mountains or the coastline and do a lot of hiking. The west coast of Ireland is probably my favourite place in the world for that -the light and the colours there are extraordinary. As a guest, I'm very laid back and respectful of other people's spaces.