Jill Bender is currently pursuing a PhD in history at Boston College. She received her BA in history from the College of William and Mary and her MA in Culture and Colonialism from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is the author of "Mutiny or Freedom Fight?: The 1857 Indian Mutiny and the Irish Press."
Joe Cleary lectures in English at NUI Maynooth. He is the author of Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Outrageous Fortune: Capital and Culture in Modern Ireland (Field Day Press, 2006), and editor, with Claire Connolly, of The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (2005).
Michael De Nie is Assistant Professor of History at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798-1882 (2004), which was awarded the American Conference on Irish Studies James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize, and Lives of the Victorian Political Figures: Charles Stewart Parnell (2007).
Jason King is currently Assistant Professor in the English Department and the Centre for Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia, Montreal. He has lectured at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and the National University of Ireland, Cork, and is a [End Page 364] graduate of McGill University (BA), Simon Fraser University (MA), and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (PhD). His research specializes in the literary culture of the Irish diaspora, Irish theater, the Irish novel, and immigrant writing in Ireland. He has published numerous articles about Irish diasporic writing in journals and edited collections on both sides of the Atlantic.
Jason Knirck is currently Assistant Professor of History at Central Washington University; he received his doctorate from Washington State University and he is the author of Women of the Dáil: Gender, Republicanism and the Anglo-Irish Treaty and Imagining Ireland's Independence: The Debates over the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. His research focuses on the political culture of the Irish Revolution.
Niamh Lynch is director of the Irish Institute at Boston College. Her essay is based on her doctoral dissertation, "Live Ireland, Perish the Empire: Irish Nationalist Anti-Imperialism c. 1840-1900."
Conor Mccarthy is a Lecturer in English at NUI Maynooth, Ireland. He is the author of Modernisation, Crisis and Culture in Ireland 1969-1992 (Four Courts Press, 2000), and of the forthcoming Cambridge Introduction to Edward Said.
Antoine Mioche is Professor of British Studies at the University of Paris III-Sorbonne nouvelle (France). His research bears on the British Empire and its interplay with political thought in the United Kingdom. He has written from a comparative perspective on Ireland, India, Canada, the Empire, and the UK. His latest book is Les Grandes Dates de l'histoire britannique (2003). He recently completed a book-length project on union and territorial partition, in which he reflects on the nature and use of union in British practice, both imperial and metropolitan.
Bruce Nelson is Professor of History at Dartmouth College and the author of Divided We Stand: American Workers and the Struggle for Black Equality (2001). He is currently researching and writing a book on the making of race and nation in Ireland and the Irish Diaspora. [End Page 365]
Caoilfhionn Ní Bheacháin lectures in Communications at the University of Limerick. Her PhD dissertation in English, "Beyond the State: Narrative and Agency in the Irish Free State," was awarded in 2005 by NUI Galway.
Emer Nolan lectures in English at the National University of Ireland, Maynoooth. She is the author of James Joyce and Nationalism (Routledge, 1995) and Catholic Emancipations: Irish Fiction from Thomas Moore to James Joyce (University of Syracuse Press, 2007).
G. Peatling is the author of British Opinion and Irish Self-Government, 1865-1925 (Irish Academic Press, 2001), The Failure of the Northern Ireland Peace Process (Irish Academic Press, 2004), and of a number of articles in Irish, British, and Atlantic political, intellectual, and social history.
Paul Townend is currently Associate Professor of British and Irish history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1999. His first book, Father Mathew,Temperance, and Irish Identity...