About Me

I am a historian, writer and reviewer. My writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Irish Times, and elsewhere, and I have worked with BBC radio and TV as a BBC New Generation Thinker.

I am the presenter of Ireland’s Edge at the Other Voices festivals in Dingle and elsewhere, where I have moderated and organised discussions on migration, identity, culture, and sustainability. I also present the Ireland’s Edge podcast.

My first book on food history is out now with Bloomsbury, and you can learn more about my research here. I was recently an Editorial Fellow at History Workshop, the radical history collective, and am currently writing freelance. My most recent essay is available (in English and translated into Portuguese) in Electra issue 13.

I was previously a researcher in Economic History at the LSE, and I worked with the Royal Historical Society, where I co-authored landmark reports on race and gender in UK History. I hold a D.Phil in Economic & Social History from Balliol College, Oxford, and previously studied History at Trinity College, Dublin.

You can follow me on Twitter @ChrisKissane.