Professor Richard English FBA
Modern Irish and British politics and history; nationalism, political violence, and intellectual history; the politics and history of terrorism
- UK Fellow
- 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.
Queen's University Belfast 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
University of St Andrews Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV)
Sep 2011 - Jul 2016
University of St Andrews Wardlaw Professor of Politics
Sep 2011 - Jul 2016
Queen’s University Belfast Lecturer; Reader; Professor of Politics
Sep 1990 - Jul 2011
Lord Nick Stern of Brentford FBA
India; climate change; economic development and growth; economic theory; economics; government; public policy and the role of the state and economies in transition;tax reform
Professor Jeremy Waldron FBA
Legal & political theory, both historical & modern, including theories of human rights, the rule of law, property, historic injustice, cosmopolitanism, democracy & unconditional structure, as well as torture & other security issues.