Orla Lehane is the Education Director at Fighting Words.
She completed a PhD in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University.
When not working, she enjoys flying on aerial silks and aerial hoop or travelling. Photos of both can be found here.



August 2014 – Violent Online Extremism: Setting a Research Agenda.  King’s College, London

November 2014 – Violence: A Conference on Comics, Leeds Central Library, UK

November 2014 – Popular Culture and World Politics 7.0, University of Ottawa, Canada

February 2015 – International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

March 2015 – Disappearing War: Cinema and the Politics of Erasure in the War on Terror, University of Reading, UK

August 2015 – European Network of Comparative Literary Studies 6th Biennial Congress, Dublin City University & National University of Ireland, Galway.

March 2016 – International Studies Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA


Breslin, Andrea & Lehane, Orla. (2015) ‘A Theatre of War – Setting the Stage for a Critical Reflection on human Rights Violations in Armed Conflict.‘  Creating Rights, 6 February.

Lehane, Orla. (2014) ‘Never Alone in Iran.’ In: Thompson, Gemma.  (2014)  A Girls’ Guide to Travelling Alone: Inspiring true tales from solo women travellers.  

Lehane, Orla. (2014) ‘Pleasing Petra.’ U Magazine, 14 October. 

Lehane, Orla (2014)  The Last Hijack – Animation in Documentary Filmmaking.

Lehane, Orla (2014)  Comics Unmasked – Art and Anarchy in the UK.

Lehane, Orla (2012) ‘Lost in Imagination: An Interview with Carlo Gébler.’ Inis Children’s Books Ireland Magazine. Summer 2012.

Khoo, Su-ming, Orla Lehane. (2008) ‘Globalisation and the re-imagination of research, teaching and learning in Irish Higher Education.’ Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review Issue 7, Autumn 2008: 18-34.