Professor Richard English FBA

Modern Irish and British politics and history; nationalism, political violence, and intellectual history; the politics and history of terrorism

Elected 2009

2009
History, Politics

Professor Richard English CBE FBA MRIA FRSE FRHistS is Professor of Politics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement at Queen's University Belfast, as well as Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. He was born in 1963 in Belfast, and is the author of eight books, including the award-winning studies Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA (2003) and Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (2006). His most recent book, Does Terrorism Work? A History, was published in 2016 by Oxford University Press. He is also the co-editor/editor of a further six books and has published more than forty journal articles and book chapters.

He is a frequent media commentator on terrorism and political violence, and on Irish politics and history, including work for the BBC, CNN, ITN, SKY NEWS, NPR, RTE, the Irish Times, the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, and the Financial Times. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), an Honorary Fellow of Keble College Oxford, and an Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews.

Current post

Professor of Politics, Queen's University Belfast; Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen's University Belfast; Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and Engagement, Queen's University Belfast

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