Dr. Deirdre M. Donoghue (1971, Finland) is a visual and performance artist, birth doula, academic affiliated with the Utrecht University, founding member of ADA: Area for Debate and Art (Rotterdam), and the founding director of the international ‘m/other voices foundation for art, research, theory, dialogue & community involvement’. In her artistic work she most often sets up social scenarios and specifically framed human encounters where multiple relations can be set into motion, through which the production of new knowledge systems via cross-disciplinary approach becomes mobilized. Her artworks have been exhibited internationally, most recently at Haus van Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Gaîte Lyrique, Paris; Malmö Kunsthall, Malmö and Museum of Motherhood, New York. Most recent publications include: ‘Post Philosophies and the Doing of Inquiry’, Qualitative Inquiry, SAGE Journals (Thiele, Donoghue, Türer) 2021; ‘Conversation with my mother’ in Motherhood and Creative Practice: Maternal Structures in Creative Work. London: Routledge (eds.) Elena Marchevska and Valerie Walkerdine, 2020; ‘Entre Nous: Moments, Holes and Stuff’ in New Maternalisms Redux; University of Alberta Department of Art and Design, (ed.) Loveless, Natalie, 2018, and ‘In Search of The Maternal: Towards Microchimeric Bodies and Maternal Relational Aesth-Ethics’ in Inappropiate Bodies: Art, Design and Maternity; Demeter Press, (eds.) Epp Buller, Rachel and Reeves Charles, 2019.