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Ian W.S. Campbell is an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of History and Archives at University College Dublin. He completed his Ph.D. thesis, "'Alithinologia': John Lynch and Seventeenth-Century Irish Political Thought," at Trinity College Dublin in 2008. His articles have appeared in Recusant History, Archivium Hibernicum, and the Historical Journal. He is currently completing a study of the significance of Aristotelianism to the workings of ethnicity before the Enlightenment invented race. His project takes the relationship between the Gaelic Irish and Old English in Renaissance Ireland as a case study.

Riann Coulter is currently the curator of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge, Northern Ireland. A graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, she taught art history at Trinity College Dublin and held postdoctoral fellowships from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences. Her curatorial experience includes posts at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Ireland, where she researched the exhibition "Samuel Beckett: A Passion for Paintings." She recently curated the exhibition "Gerard Dillon and Nano Reid" for the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda. [End Page 278]

Padraic Kennedy is Assistant Professor of History at York College of Pennsylvania. His research has concentrated on the responses of the British government to the threat of Fenianism and other secret societies in the mid-nineteenth century. He has published articles on the development of a British secret-service department and on Benjamin Disraeli's Irish policies. His current project is a book-length study of Irish attitudes toward informing and informers.

Robert Lynch has researched and written on various aspects of partition and political violence in Ireland. He has authored several articles on the IRA in Northern Ireland and on other aspects of the revolutionary period in Ulster. His first book, The Northern I.R.A. and the Early Years of Partition, 1920-22, was published by Irish Academic Press in 2006. He has worked at the universities of Stirling, Warwick, and Oxford and is currently IRCHSS Government of Ireland Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. At present he is writing a new book on the partition of Ireland that is scheduled for publication by Cambridge University Press in 2011.

Nadia Clare Smith is currently a Visiting Scholar in the History Department at Boston College. Her research interests include modern Irish historiography and women's history. She is the author of A 'Manly Study'? Irish Women Historians, 1868-1949 (2006) and Dorothy Macardle: A Life (2007).

Robert White is Professor of Sociology and Director of Motor-sports Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Formerly Dean of its School of Liberal Arts, he is the author of Provisional Irish Republicans: An Oral and Interpretive History (1993) and Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary (2006) as well as coeditor (with Sheldon Stryker and Timothy J. Owens) of Self, Identity, and Social Movements (2000). He has also published several scholarly articles.

Dathalinn M. O'Dea is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Boston College. She received the Adele Dalsimer Graduate Research/ Dissertation Fellowship (2010), the J. White Teaching Excellence Award (2010), the GSAS Academic Achievement Award (2010), [End Page 279] and the Andrew von Hendy Essay Prize (2009). Her research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish literature and print culture and Anglo-American modernism. Her forthcoming dissertation focuses on Irish literary periodicals, specifically how they register and respond to the country's political and cultural movements at the turn of the twentieth century.

Cormac Ó Gráda is professor of economics at University College Dublin. His research has been mainly in the field of economic history, Irish and other. His recent books include Black '47 and Beyond (1999); Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Socioeconomic History (2006); Ireland's Great Famine: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2006); and Famine: A Short History (2009).

Diarmaid Ó Muirithe lectured for many years in the Department of Irish, University College Dublin. His published works include An tAmhrán Macarónach (1980); Cois an Ghaorthaidh: Fil...


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