Dr. Connell Vaughan is a Philosopher and a Lecturer in Aesthetics and Critical Theory in the Dublin School of Creative Arts (DIT). He is an associate researcher with the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) and member of the European Society for Aesthetics and The Aesthetics Research Group. He received a PhD in aesthetics from UCD in 2010.
His research focuses on how challenges to aesthetic, educational and political institutional norms and narratives gain recognition over time. He has published on the avant-garde, public art, curation, vandalism, the canon, national identity, soccer and the relationship between contemporary aesthetic theory, art practice and policy.