Maria is a writer from Belfast. Her work is concerned with socio-political identity and class. She is currently Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
During her residency at CCI, she will be working in her new opera, History of the Present, about the peacelines in Belfast. The work will premiere in Spring 2023 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of The Good Friday Agreement and is made in collaboration with composer Annea Lockwood and artist film-maker Margaret Salmon, in partnership with Belfast International Arts Festival, British Council NI, Glasgow Women’s Library, Global Women’s Narrative Project, The MAC, The Royal Opera House and Scottish Opera.